EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/074

Isolated finding of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Finland

The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Pepino mosaic potexvirus was found in March 2003 in tomatoes in a glasshouse producing tomato fruits. The source of this introduction remains unknown. Eradication measures were applied and included the destruction of infected plants and appropriate treatments of the premises. This virus had also been found on glasshouse tomatoes in 2001 (EPPO RS 2001/088).
The situation of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Finland can be described as follows: Present, isolated findings made in 2001 and 2003 on glasshouse tomatoes, under eradication.


NPPO of FI, 2003-05-15.