Vegetable Research & Innovation

New Outdoor lettuce virus disease project - Year 2 report, 2018

Over recent seasons, lettuce (Lactuca sativa) growers in the lower North Island, Nelson and Mid Canterbury have been concerned about poorly performing outdoor lettuce crops. In particular, those growing iceberg /crisp head lettuce types have noticed seasonal crop collapses with losses as high as 50%. As a result a 2-year research project was established to explore the problem.