Eradication of Tomato spotted wilt virus and Zucchini yellow mosaic in Finland
In Finland, Tomato spotted wilt virus (Tospovirus, TSWV – EPPO A2 List) is occasionally found in glasshouse crops but is always subject to eradication measures to prevent its establishment (EPPO RS 2001/201, 2003/167, 2009/139). In 2010, TSWV was detected in 50 places of production on pot plants of Osteospermum. Tracing-back studies showed that TSWV had spread with infected planting material of Osteospermum. The virus was detected with a diagnostic kit (lateral flow) and DAS-ELISA. Appropriate treatments and quarantine measures were taken and TSWV was successfully eradicated.
The pest status of Tomato spotted wilt virus in Finland is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
In 2010, another virus, Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (Potyvirus, ZYMV), was reported by the NPPO of Finland (EPPO RS 2011/01). ZYMV was detected in one production site (glasshouse) of cucumber (Cucumis sativus). Appropriate treatments and quarantine measures were taken and ZYMV was successfully eradicated.
The pest status of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus in Finland is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Finland (2011-01).