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Viral Diseases of Sugarcane

1. Grassy shoot phytoplasmas The disease occurs in all the sugarcane growing regions. In severe cases, yield loss could be up to 40%. Its severity will be more in ratoon crops.
2. Sugarcane Streak mosaic virus, Sorghum mosaic virus The disease occurs in all the sugarcane growing regions. In mosaic susceptible varieties the yield loss could be upto 10%
3. Sugarcane yellow leaf virus The disease occurs in all the sugarcane growing regions In susceptible varieties upto 20% yield loss can occur and in ratoon crop its loss will be more.

 

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