Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus and Frankliniella occidentalis found in Crete (GR)
Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) and tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been found on the Greek island of Crete (EU). Severe outbreaks of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus were observed in pepper and tomato crops grown under plastic tunnels in the eastern parts of the island. The vector, F. occidentalis, was found in high numbers in the infected areas. This finding of F. occidentalis also presents the first record of this pest in Greece.
Volvas, C.; Avgelis, A. (1994) Infezioni da TSWV tospovirus su pomodoro e peperone nell'isola di Creta.
Informatore Fitopatologico 44; 55-56.