First report of tomato mottle mosaic virus in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, tomato mottle mosaic virus (Tobamovirus, ToMMV) was first detected in September 2020 during a pre-export inspection in seed crops in Southern Moravia. ToMMV was detected in 2 tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fields and 1 capsicum (Capsicum annuum) field. No symptoms of virus infection were observed in any of these fields.

Tracing-back studies have shown that in all cases, plants had been grown from seeds produced from the same area in 2015 and 2016. These seed crops had been inspected and had not shown any symptoms. Further tracing back studies are ongoing to identify the source of infection. No phytosanitary measures were taken.

The pest status of tomato mottle mosaic virus in the Czech Republic is officially declared as follows: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned.

Source: EPPO

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.