EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/146

Further finding of tospovirus in Norway

In July 2002, a tospovirus (apparently no distinction was made between Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (TSWV) and Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (INSV) - both EPPO A2 quarantine pests) was detected in a glasshouse producing pot plants in southeastern Norway (county of Østfold). The virus was found on plant of Kalanchoe, Verbena, Cyclamen and Impatiens. All infested plants were immediately destroyed to eradicate the pathogen. During the past five years, TSWV/INSV has been found 21 times in Norwegian glasshouses. In all cases, eradication measures were implemented and further spread of the pathogen was avoided.


NPPO of Norway.
Web site of the Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service.
Tospovirus (TSWV/INSV) detected in Southeastern Norway, press release of 2002-08-14.