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E. Vinje
Keymaster

Hi Cindy –

Mosaic virus overwinters on perennial weeds and is spread by insects that feed on them. Aphids, leafhoppers, whiteflies and cucumber beetles are common garden pests that can transmit this disease. Soil, seed, starter pots and containers can be infected and pass the virus to the plant. There are no cures for viral diseases such as mosaic once a plant is infected.

I’ve attached a link to our page that offers proven methods for identifying and preventing mosaic virus in home and market gardens below:

https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/plant-disease/mosaic-virus/.

Hope it helps!