Research shows bees not the main vectors of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:41pm, first published February 3 2022 - 6:00pm
ROAMING: There is only a small window of time after initial exposure to the cucumber green mottle mosaic virus that forager bees were able to transmit it.

BEES themselves may not be the culprits for spreading cucumber green mottle mosaic virus into new areas, a research report has concluded.


Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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