EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/177

Tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus is present in Oman

From 1991-10 to 1993-01, studies have been carried out in Oman on the rate of infection by tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). In addition, populations of Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been monitored. The results showed that infection could be reduced by sowing in August and planting in September, or by sowing in December and planting in January, and by establishing nurseries under insect-proof conditions. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no information on the occurrence of this disease in Oman.


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