Spotted wilt virus
Symptoms on plants infected with spotted wilt virus include overall yellowing (chlorosis), dead spots
on leaves or terminal shoots, and general stunting. Fruits show chlorotic spots, red and/or green areas
surrounded by yellow halos, and concentric rings that may become necrotic. Spotted wilt virus is transmitted
by various species of thrips.
Spotted wilt is not usually a serious problem in gardens. Control nearby weeds, which are reservoir hosts
of the virus and thrips. Destroy infected plants. The use of insecticides to control thrips will not reduce
their numbers enough to eliminate virus spread.