First record of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in the Netherlands
The NPPO of the Netherlands recently informed the EPPO secretariat of the first occurrence of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV, Begomovirus – EPPO A2 List). The outbreak was first suspected at one company at the beginning of September 2007 and the identity of the virus was confirmed using molecular techniques (PCRs) at the end of September. To date, TYLCV has been detected only in a small number of companies, on a very low number of tomato plants (from 3 to 20 plants per company). In addition, TYLCV has not been detected at companies producing tomato plantlets intended for planting. The origin of this outbreak has not been identified. Surveys across the whole territory of the Netherlands have been planned to determine the extent of the outbreak. All infected tomato plants have been destroyed and insecticide treatments have been applied to eradicate populations of Bemisia tabaci. This is the first report of TYLCV in the Netherlands.
The status of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Transient, on Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato) plants.
NPPO of the Netherlands, 2007-10.
Internet (last retrieved on 2007-10)
Website of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Pest report. Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) on Lycopersicon lycopersicum (tomato plants). http://www.minlnv.nl/cdlpub/servlet/CDLServlet?p_file_id=22143