Special year overview 2021

A year of ToBRFV

Although 2021 was the year of viruses for the entire world population, it was even more so for growers, who were confronted with the infamous Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). It has been quite a ride - which is, unfortunately, not over just yet. In order to give you an overview of what has happened in regards to ToBRFV this year, we have gathered all the articles we have published on the subject below for you. Take a look!

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New Zealand: ToBRFV detected in small seed lot

Early detection of a virus new to New Zealand – the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) – in a small seed lot has allowed quick action to be taken to contain and prevent…

 

TomaTech breeders

ToBRFV resistant varieties available for planting season

TomaTech announces the launch of its range of commercial Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) resistant varieties, available immediately for this coming season.   High Tech leads…

 

New diagnostic suite for ToBRFV launched

Agdia has announced full commercialization of their new ELISA Reagent Set for the detection of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). This ELISA is the first in a suite of…

 

Second in series of ToBRFV diagnosic suites

New RNA-based diagnostic suite launched

Agdia, Inc. has added another test kit to their Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) diagnostic suite. AmplifyRP® XRT for ToBRFV is the second of three ToBRFV diagnostic…

 

ToBRFV resistant variety gives hope to Israeli tomato growers

“Over recent years, I and my fellow growers have felt helpless when faced with a virus that reduced yields by 50%. We were forced to destroy enormous quantities of tomatoes…

 

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Europe remains in the grip of ToBRFV

In Israel the first varieties with ToBRFV IR might have been planted, but Europe remains in the grip of the virus. Although five Dutch growers have successfully combatted the…

 

Research shows: ozone kills ToBRFV in drain water

Disinfecting drain water with ozone very effectively eliminates present Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). This is the conclusion of Groen Agro Control after research…

 

 

UK counted 5 ToBRFV outbreaks in 2020

There have been six outbreaks of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in commercial tomato production sites in England, one in 2019 and five in 2020. The…

 

 

ToBRFV introduction prevented in New Zealand

Early detection of an unwanted virus – the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) – in a small tomato seed lot has allowed quick action to be taken to…

 

 

Study on Crispr/CAS based detection for ToBRFV

CRISPR/Cas12-based detection is a novel approach for efficient, sequence-specific identification of viruses. Here the team adopts the use of CRISPR/Cas12a to…

 

 

Agdia commercializes ToBRFV immunostrip to complete diagnostic suite

Agdia has added an ImmunoStrip to their Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) diagnostic suite. Their ImmunoStrip for ToBRFV is the third diagnostic assay launched by Agdia…

 

 

NZ: ToBRFV update

Following the early detection of the unwanted virus, the tomato brown rugose fruit virus in a small tomato seed lot last year, a group of growers, GIA industry partners, and…

 

 

ToBRFV: first trial results confirm high resistance level

In 2020, Enza Zaden announced the discovery of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) High Resistance gene, a complete solution for ToBRFV. Since the announcement, we've…

 

Hishtil and Limex announce intensive collaboration

"Result of this collaboration is optimal sanitation and propagating material"

Hishtil, a global producer of grafted vegetable seedlings and vegetative herb cuttings, uses the washing process to ensure cleaner trays leading to reduced plant loss and a…

 
 

 

Study on rapid and sensitive detection of ToBRFV in tomato and pepper seeds

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) represents an emerging viral threat to the productivity of tomato and pepper protected cultivation worldwide. This…

 

Syngenta expands arsenal in the global battle against a tomato virus

New ToBRFV resistant tomato variety showcased

With the introduction of a new beefsteak tomato, the Barosor, Syngenta now has two tomato varieties resistant to the highly transmittable Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus…

 

 

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…

 

DNA markers that elicit resistance discovered

Code for ToBRFV-resistant tomatoes cracked in Israel

TomaTech announces a major advancement in the fight against the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), which has caused significant economic damage estimated as much as…

 

Searching for the (real) cause of a ToBRFV infection

The Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) originated in 2014 in the Middle East but is now a threat to all growers, wherever they are. The virus makes no distinction…

 

New varieties with high resistance in pipeline

Additional commercial varieties with intermediate resistance to ToBRFV

Bayer announced today the commercial availability of tomato varieties bred to help growers address the challenges of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). These…

 

 

Turkey's tomato industry threatened by ToBRFV

ToBRFV is posing a great threat to the tomato cultivation of southern Turkey's Antalya province, as it is spreading rapidly among tomato seedlings. Tomato…

 

"When in doubt, get advice from a lab"

First aid with ToBRFV

First aid with ToBRFV was the title of last week’s webinar organized by DCM for tomato growers from Belgium and the Netherlands. A variety of specialists were given time to…

 

 

Kazakhstan stops the import of Turkmen vegetable plants for ToBRFV fear

Kazakhstan has imposed a ban on the import of tomato and pepper seedlings from Turkmenistan. The Kazakh state inspection committee introduced the ban on 7 June…

 

 

HOdds changes name to Variety Matching

Matching the right variety with the right customer

Today Pascale Tammes, owner of HOdds, announced that her company is changing its name. HOdds, which has been scouting for innovative and better tomato varieties for tomato…

 

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UK growers' experiences of a ToBRFV outbreak

AHDB commissioned Dave Kaye to carry out three case studies with UK growers who have had a ToBRFV outbreak on their sites, to explore their first-hand experience, including…

 

 

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus emerges in Hungary

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) has been detected in Hungary, national food safety authority Nébih said on Monday, according to state news wire MTI.…

 

 

Karel Bolckmans, COO with Biobest:

"AI and robotics will bring us to the Olympic version of IPM"

“Data-driven growing is a big thing in horticulture in general. Many growers are into autonomous growing, data-driven greenhouse management, and advanced analytics. We’re…

 

 

Identifying ToBRFV and ToMV using CRISPR/Cas

CRISPR/Cas12a-based detection is a novel approach for the efficient, sequence-specific identification of viruses. In new research,  CRISPR/Cas12a is used to identify…

 

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ToBRFV found in Bulgaria and Norway

Following reports of ToBRFV in Hungary earlier this month, the virus has also been confirmed to be found in Bulgaria and Norway. In Italy, the virus keeps on spreading, the…

 

Uncertainty for New-Zealand growers after PepMV outbreak

Whereas most tomato growers currently fear ToBRFV deeply, in New Zealand it is PepMV that is looming over the industry. Recently, the virus was detected in several…

 

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First report of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Austria and Switzerland

The NPPO of Austria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of tomato brown rugose fruit virus on its territory. The virus was detected in a greenhouse…

 

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Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture will get together on September 1-3

In two weeks, the 13th edition of AMHPAC’s (Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture) annual convention will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico. The event was born from the…

 

 

ToBRFV found in France

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Food confirmed presence of ToBRFV in the the farm of the agricultural high school of Sainte Livrade sur Lot (47110) on July 29, 2021. Samples…

 

Estonian and Slovenian tomato growers report ToBRFV

ToBRFV has spread to Estonia and Slovenia.  The NPPO of Estonia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in its territory.…

 

More demand for production varieties in the European snack tomato segment

There is plenty that tomato growers have to deal with. No wonder the digital version of the Enza Zaden Tomato House Fair attracted at least as much attention as the physical…

 

gas, labour, transport, utilities

“Costs for British tomato growers could fivefold”

The British tomato industry is going through the most challenging times Phil Pearson has ever experienced. Being chairman of the technical committee of the Tomato Growers…

 

Spread and detection of Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus: a webinar

"Hospitality and ToBRFV prevention don't go well together"

That ToBRFV is a fast-spreading virus, and very hard to get rid of once it has entered your greenhouse, has already become clear to most in the industry. With his research for…

 

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First report of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Portugal

The NPPO of Portugal recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) on its territory.…

 

 

This week is Canadian Greenhouse Conference week

The 2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) will take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday.  Serving growers for over 40 years, the CGC is Canada’s foremost…

 

First report of ToBRFV in Iran

In August 2021, symptoms of a viral-like infection were observed on the leaves and fruits of tomato plants, cvs. Emperador RZF1 (Rijk Zwaan, The Netherlands) Maxifort, Eshkol,…

 

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First report of ToBRFV infecting tomato crop in Saudi Arabia

In January 2021, unusual fruit and leaf symptoms were observed in several greenhouses cultivating tomatoes commercially in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia. Fruit symptoms showed…

 

 

First report of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Uzbekistan

The tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) has recently been reported from Uzbekistan. The virus was first detected in…

 

 

Sequence change in a protein gave rise to ToBRFV

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus is a new virus species in the Tobamovirus genus, causing substantial damage to tomato crops. Reports of recent tomato brown rugose fruit virus…


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