The NPPO of Slovakia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first finding of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) on its territory.
The virus was detected in the municipality of Levice (Western Slovakia) in a greenhouse (2.5 ha) producing tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruit. The seed originated in the Netherlands, and the seedlings were grown by an Austrian company.
Official measures have been taken: a demarcated area was defined, infested plants will be incinerated at the end of the harvest of tomatoes, and the greenhouse and its associated equipment will be disinfected.
According to EPPO, the pest status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Slovakia is officially declared as: Transient: actionable, under eradication.