EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/100

Potato spindle tuber pospiviroid found in tomatoes in United Kingdom

The NPPO of United Kingdom informed the EPPO Secretariat that an outbreak of Potato spindle tuber pospiviroid (EPPO A2 list) was very recently discovered in United Kingdom. It was found in a tomato production glasshouse in the south-east of England. Investigations are under way to ascertain its extent and the possible pathway for the introduction of the pathogen. Phytosanitary measures are also being designed to prevent any further spread of the pest and possibly eradicate it. More information will be provided in due course.


NPPO of United Kingdom, 2003-07-11.