EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/157

First report of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Sweden

The NPPO of Sweden recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Pepino mosaic potexvirus (EPPO Alert List) has been found in a glasshouse producing tomato fruits. As the infection was found very late in the season, the origin of this infestation could not be traced. Strict hygiene measures have been taken, although the crop has not been destroyed. Surveys, according to decision 2001/536/EC, will continue in Sweden. The situation of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Sweden can be described as follows: Present, found only in 1 tomato glasshouse.


NPPO of Sweden, 2001-11.