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Tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Publication Date
Mon, 30 Jan 2023, 09:01
Jan. 30, 2023, 9:01 a.m.
Report Number
United Kingdom
Pest Id
Tomato brown rugose fruit virus - (TOBRFV)
Report Status
Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and under official control
Geographical Distribution
ToBRFV was first observed in Israel in 2014, and in Jordan in the following year. Since then, the virus has been officially reported from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, the USA and Uzbekistan.

An outbreak of ToBRFV in a tomato glasshouse production facility in the Yorkshire & Humberside region of the UK. Eradication measures are being applied, including the removal and destruction of all plants from the affected glasshouses, cleansing and disinfection of the glasshouses, and enhancing biosecurity procedures.

It is a damaging virus of tomato and pepper and can cause mosaic patterning and deformation of leaves; necrosis of pedicels, calyces, petioles and flowers; and discoloration, deformation and necrosis of fruit. In severe cases, ToBRFV may lead to the wilting and yellowing, and eventually the death, of the plant. ToBRFV can infect up to 100% of a crop and cause yield losses of between 25 and 70%.
Contact for info
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Report files
Issue keywords
National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) Outbreak
Commodity keywords
Tomatoes, fresh or chilled

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