Fourth Conference of the International Working Group on Legume & Vegetable Viruses, Antequera, Malaga, Spain
The Conference provided new information on a range of endemic virus and potential disease threats to the Australian vegetable industry. The objectives of the travel were met by maintaining and establishing new contacts in the areas of plant virology and plant pathology. New information was obained on the biology and management of viruses affecting capsicums, cucurbits, beans, and lettuce, including management of resistance – breaking strains, insect vector management, and disease resistance. New information and relevant contacts will better equip Australian virologists to identify and manage disease threats presented by Pepino mosaic virus, whitefly transmitted criniviruses and begomoviruses and viroid diseases which continue to spread throughout most vegetable production areas worldwide.