Incursion of Tomato ringspot virus in Hosta plants in Germany
The German NPPO recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first incursion of Tomato ringspot virus (Nepovirus, ToRSV – EPPO A2 list) in Hosta plants in Brandenburg. On 2006-09-29, plants of Hosta sp. (cv. ‘Janet Day’) from a registered company were specifically tested for ToRSV with ELISA and were found infected. The plants did not show any symptoms. It is suspected that the virus was introduced with imported planting material. The infected lot was destroyed, and other Hosta lots in the company have been placed under quarantine for further observation.
The pest status of Tomato ringspot virus in Germany is officially declared as follows: Absent, single incursion, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany, 2006-10.