EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/169

Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus found in Finland

The NPPO of Finland has informed the EPPO Secretariat that Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found in August 2002 in pot plants of Begonia spp., Streptocarpus spp. and Impatiens walleriana in one nursery producing pot plants and cut flowers. The source of infection is not know. Eradication measures were taken: infested pot plants were destroyed and appropriate treatments were applied. Before it was found, the virus had already spread on infected plants from this nursery to a park, from which no further spread was possible because no propagation material was produced. Appropriate treatment was applied.


NPPO of Finland, 2002-10