Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus is an economically important Tobamovirus that infects cucurbits. In September 2014, it was detected in the Northern Territory. This was the first time it had been reported in Australia. This three-year national project focused on the improved management options for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus.


The key research areas of this project were to determine the importance of weeds, non-host plants and honey bees in spreading CGMMV; examine the potential for in-field diagnostics to assist rapid detection of the virus on-farm; and develop extension materials to assist growers with management options, including on-farm biosecurity protocols.