Turkey amends import requirements for fear of New Delhi virus in tomato and pepper seeds

The Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is amending import requirements for tomato, pepper and pumpkin seeds from all countries into Turkey.

"Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) is a harmful virus in many species of Cucurbitacae and Solanaceae family cultivated in Turkey. The agent with a large number of hosts is not known to occur in Turkey. Due to its occurrence in some countries nearby and the presence of a wide range of hosts, it poses a great risk for Turkey," they explain. 

That's why the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has made SPS notificatıon on 10/08/2021 regarding the import of tomato, pepper and pumpkin seeds with a notification number of  G/SPS/N/TUR/119     

Tomato mottle mosaic virus (TomMV) is a virus that can cause damage to various products, in particular to tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum annuum) from Solanaceae family and can be transmitted by seeds.

"Since it is in the Tobamovirus group, there is a possibility of transmission through seed. The primary host of Tomato apical stunt viroid (TASvd) is actually tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) from the Solanaceae family, however this agent can also be found in pepper (Capsicum annuum). Columnea latent viroid (CLVd) is harmful to various species of the Solanaceae family, in particular to tomatoes. Pepper chat fruit viroid (PCFVd) is harmful to various species of Solanaceae family, in particular to pepper and tomato." 
 

Source: Agroberichten Buitenland.

 


 


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