Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus found again in Finland
The NPPO of Finland has informed the EPPO Secretariat that Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (TSWV - EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found again in July 2001 on Gerbera pot plants at one nursery. The virus had been previously found at the same nursery in May 2001 on New Guinea Impatiens (see EPPO RS 2001/086). It is considered that the most likely source of introduction of TSWV was the previous infection at the nursery. All infested pot plants were destroyed. The situation of Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus in Finland can be described as follows: Present, found only at 1 production site of pot plants, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland, 2001-07