EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/123

Chrysanthemum stem necrosis tospovirus eradicated from United Kingdom

On the 2003-08-14, the NPPO of United Kingdom declared that the outbreak of Chrysanthemum stem necrosis tospovirus (EPPO Alert List) was eradicated. The virus had previously been found in November 2002 on a chrysanthemum flower crop in South-West England. Eradication was achieved through an intensive treatment programme against Frankliniella occidentalis which is the vector of the virus.


Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK, Plant Health Web site.
Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus outbreak eradicated.