Finding of Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of a finding of Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (INSV - EPPO A2 quarantine pest). INSV was found in April 2003 in pot plants of Lobelia richardii at a nursery producing pot plants. The most likely pathway of introduction was propagation material which was maintained from 2002. Eradication measures were taken (all infected plants were destroyed and appropriate treatments were applied). Earlier incursions of this virus were reported in 2001 and 2002 (see EPPO RS 2001/201 and 2002/169).
The situation of Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in Finland can be described as follows: Present, incursions are occasionally reported under glasshouse, under eradication.
NPPO of FI, 2003-05-09.