EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/121

Some details on tomato spotted wilt tospovirus in Romania

Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (potential EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was recorded for the first time in Romania in 1991. It seems probable that it was introduced with its vector Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), as the presence of this pest was recorded approximately at the same time. Damage on tomatoes were observed near Arad and Popesti. In addition to tomatoes this virus severely attacks Capsicum, and to a lesser extent glasshouse aubergines. Studies have shown that in Romania, F. occidentalis can survive and reproduce on glasshouse crops in winter, and then migrate to the fields in spring where conditions are favourable to its reproduction until late autumn.


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