EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/84

Comparison of damage caused by beet necrotic yellow vein virus and beet soilborne virus 2

A comparative study to investigate the yield loss of sugarbeet due to infection by Polymyxa betae, beet necrotic yellow vein virus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) and beet soilborne virus serotype 2 were carried out at the University of Giessen, Germany.

Pot and field experiments were conducted and it was found that there were significant differences between BNYVV and BSBV-2. BNYVV induced a quantity loss of 40% while BSBV caused only 26% yield loss. The quality of the sugarbeet was reduced by 55% through the BNYVV infection while the BSBV infection accounted for 35% quality loss.


Prillwitz, H.; Schl”sser, E. (1993) Comparative investigations on the damage of sugar beet by Polymyxa betae Keskin, beet soilborne virus and beet necrotic yellow vein virus.
Presentation at the "45th International Symposium on Crop Protection", Gent, 1993-05-04.