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ToBRFV found again in Poland

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus was first detected in Poland in March 2020 and eradicated. Since then, the virus has been found again in three provinces.

ToBRFV was found in the province of Podkarpackie at the end of November 2020, in a seed lot produced from tomato mother plants (Solanum lycopersicum) grown in a greenhouse (50 m²). Also ToBRFV was found in the province of Michałowice at the end of January 2021, in a seed lot produced from Capsicum annuum mother plants grown in a greenhouse (50 m²). The mother plants had been inspected in July 2020 and did not present symptoms.

In both cases, the infested seeds were destroyed. Official inspection will be carried out on host plants of ToBRFV in the entire place of production in 2021.

Also ToBRFV was found in the province of Łódzkie (municipality of Wola Krzysztoporska) in 4 lots of plants for planting of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) grown in a greenhouse in February 2021. Official phytosanitary measures will be implemented.

The pest status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Poland is officially declared as: Present, at low prevalence, under eradication.

Source: EPPO via NPPO of Poland (2020-11, 2021-01, 2021-02).


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