EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/128

Situation of pepino mosaic potexvirus in Germany

Within the framework of the official monitoring according to Article 4 of Commission Decision 2001/536/EC (Temporary measures against the introduction and spread of Pepino mosaic virus), Pepino mosaic potexvirus (EPPO Alert List) was found in leaves and fruit of tomato in a small glasshouse in Hamburg. The origin of the infection is not known. It may however not be excluded that the pest was introduced with tomato fruits that the company had supplied for local marketing from another origin. Eradication measures have been taken. This is the third record of an outbreak of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in tomato-growing companies in Germany (1999 in Hessen, 2000 in Thüringen - see EPPO RS 2000/171). Eradication measures have been effective only in the first case, in Hessen. Consequently, Pepino mosaic potexvirus is known to occur in Germany at two locations, under protected cultivation.
The situation of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Germany can be described as follows: Present, only at 2 premises (in Thüringen and Schleswig-Holstein) under protected cultivation. Transient: actionable, under eradication.


NPPO of Germany, 2001-10.