One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A viral disease affecting plants, especially beets and members of the gourd family, spread by beetles, particularly the beet leafhopper. Infected plants become dwarfed and have puckered, distorted foliage.
- ‘Foliar diseases such as Cercospora leaf spot, curly top, and powdery mildew do occur, but are normally easier to control than soilborne diseases.’
- ‘And they're working on new sugar beets that resist one or both of those fungal diseases - along with curly top virus.’
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