First report of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the finding of Tomato apical stunt viroid (Pospiviroid, TASVd - EPPO Alert List) on its territory. This viroid was found in 1 nursery located in the municipality of Sabaudia (Province of Latina) in the Lazio region. TASVd was detected in 8 leaf samples collected from Solanum jasminoides. According to the EPPO Secretariat this is the first time that TASVd is reported from Italy. Specific surveys have been initiated and phytosanitary measures are being taken to eradicate the viroid.
The situation of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Italy can be described as follows: Transient, first found in Lazio region in 1 nursery on Solanum jasminoides, under eradication.
NPPO of Italy (2011-01).