First detection of tomato yellow leaf curl bigeminivirus in USA (Florida)
Tomato yellow leaf bigeminivirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been detected for the first time in USA, in Florida. In July 1997, the virus was identified from a diseased tomato plant submitted by a grower from Naples, Florida. Further tests confirmed the presence of tomato yellow leaf curl bigeminivirus on young tomato plants from a nursery in the Homestead area (Dade County). Diseased plants have been destroyed and surveys are being conducted to determine the extent of the disease. This is the first report of tomato yellow leaf curl bigeminivirus in USA.
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Tomato yellow leaf curl virus and citrus canker – USA (Florida)
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