Chile virus to have little impact on crops

LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – Good news for chile lovers.

Experts say there should be little impact this year from a chile damaging virus.

Professors at New Mexico State University say that although the danger of curly top virus is higher than last year, it’s still in the low percentage range and most chile growers won’t have major problems because the region didn’t have large amounts of fall rain.

Curly top virus is transmitted from the beet leafhopper insect, which feeds on weeds and crops like chile and tomatoes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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