I dont know how exactly, but we got a little bit of mosaic virus in the greenhouse. Things like this can get out of hand if you dont jump on it quickly. Thats why we want to stamp it out immediately, says Ron Voorberg of Foothill Greenhouses, a 6 hectare cucumber greenhouse in Ontario, Canada. Ron Voorberg decided to start working with the CGMMV protocol developed by Dutchman Ron Peters. He claims that growers can be virus free with this plan of action.
Were a bit isolated on the main growing area in Ontario and maybe thats why we stayed virus free for so long. We grow cucumbers on 6 hectares and never had any problems with this particular virus, Ron Voorberg says. Last year though, he noticed a mosaic infection on his 6 hectare cucumber crop. Just a minor infection, but the one thing Ive learned in all these years of growing is that in situations like these, you have to tackle it in the early stages. You have to stamp it out when it starts.