EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/31

Bemisia tabaci and tomato yellow leafcurl geminivirus found in Malta

EPPO has been informed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Malta that Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in the country. The pest was found on both ornamental crops such as Poinsettia and edible plants such as tomatoes and marrows (Cucurbita pepo). Tomato yellow leafcurl geminivirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has also been identified on tomato plants while the condition known as 'silverleaf' has been observed on marrows. Since the spread of the pest within the country is still limited every endeavour is being made by the authorities to contain it.


Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Malta ;(1993-12)