Outbreak of Impatiens necrotic spot virus in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of an outbreak of Impatiens necrotic spot virus (Tospovirus, INVS - EPPO A2 List) on its territory. On 2012-02-23, INSV was detected on pot plants of Begonia, Impatiens hawkeri and Kalanchoe blossfeldiana at 1 place of production. Within the production site, the virus was efficiently transmitted by Frankliniella occidentalis but the origin of the infestation remains unknown. Eradication measures were immediately implemented.
The pest status of Impatiens necrotic spot virus in Finland is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland (2012-04).