Successful eradication of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in the Netherlands
In 2007, Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV, Begomovirus – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in the Netherlands in small number of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) glasshouses (EPPO RS 2007/173). All infected tomato plants were destroyed, and treatments were applied against the insect vector, Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 List). At the end of the growing season, all infected tomato glasshouses were disinfected. Results of surveys carried out in 2007/2008 at the infected sites and across the whole country showed that TYLCV has been successfully eradicated from the Netherlands.
The pest status of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of the Netherlands, 2009-06.