Blueleaf and CGMMV
Our range of cucumber varieties with Blueleaf® and Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) resistance gives growers improved reliability in supply.
Steve Natsias, Rijk Zwaan sales representative:
“To have the Blueleaf® trait already bred into our cucumbers, and now with the added benefit of CGMMV, it’s a really good package to offer a grower. The combination of Blueleaf® and CGMMV is added insurance. It certainly gives growers a greater likelihood of achieving a more successful crop.”
Stronger plants and longer production
Our range of Blueleaf® and CGMMV resistant varieties include:
The darker green leaves of Blueleaf® varieties absorb more light and nutrients, which means the plants can respond better to stressful situations like temperature fluctuations and pest and pressure disease.
- Plants absorb more light
- Efficient transportation of nutrients through the root system results in higher yields and better quality fruit
- Crops are stronger and more responsive to sudden weather changes
- Better crop balance
- Plants will produce over a longer period
- Strong against pest and disease pressure, offering more sustainable production with less reliance on chemicals
- Blueleaf® makes growers happier
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The best defence for your cucumber crop
The cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) is a persistent virus that spreads quickly and easily. A crop that is less susceptible prevents infection. Rijk Zwaan has a range of cucumber varieties, both for heated and unheated environments, many that have a high level of resistance to CGMMV.
While resistance can never completely stop a disease, CGMMV varieties display few, if any, symptoms on foliage or fruit. The virus also multiplies and spreads a lot slower than in susceptible varieties.
The lack of virus symptoms in cucumber varieties with CGMMV-resistance and the slow spread of the disease offer significant benefits for growers. Compared with the regular susceptible varieties, varieties with CGMMV-resistance normally result in:
- Higher production
- Better fruit quality
- Hygiene is easier to manage
- Lower disease pressure at re-planting
- CGMMV-resistant varieties have proven infection rates up to 95% lower than susceptible varieties.