The curly top virus has a very large host range that includes many weeds and vegetables such as tomato,
potato, and pepper. The internodes of infected plants shorten, resulting in extremely stunted plants.
The upper portion of infected plants resembles a rosette or small flower bouquet. Leaves turn yellow or
light green and may roll upward. Fruit are small and remain upright instead of drooping. Plants infected
at an early age may die. Curly top is transmitted by the beet
There is no practical control in the home garden after plants are infected.
plant infected with curly top