Curly top virus is transmitted by the beet
leafhopper, which harbors the virus and is capable of transmitting
it for its entire life. Plants infected with curly top show severe stunting, stiffness, short internodes,
and leaves that are darker green than normal. Runner tips tend to turn up. Plants infected in the seedling
stage die. Leaves may roll upward and have a crinkled appearance. Older plants may turn yellow and die.
No control is practiced for curly top.
and darkened leaves of curly top