First report of Tomato apical stunt viroid in France
The NPPO of France recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that, within the framework of a surveillance programme for Potato spindle tuber viroid in solanaceous ornamentals, the presence of Tomato apical stunt viroid (Pospiviroid, TASVd – EPPO Alert List) was detected in several garden centres located in different regions (Champagne-Ardenne, Pays-de-la-Loire, Picardie). In July 2013, TASVd was detected in asymptomatic plants of Brugmansia spp., Solanum jasminoides and S. lycopersicum (tomato). All infected plants were destroyed.
The pest status of Tomato apical stunt viroid in France is officially declared as: Absent.
NPPO of France (2013-10).