EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/83

Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus is not present in Norway

The Norwegian Plant Protection Institute has informed EPPO that tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (potential EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is not present in the country. This is the result of a survey on ornamentals in Norway. Imported dahlia tubers from the Netherlands were also tested for the virus: 37%, 13% and 5% of the dahlia tubers tested in 1991, 1992 and 1993, respectively, were found to be infected by tomato spotted wilt tospovirus and subsequently returned to the Netherlands. Imported tomato fruits from Spain which showed severe symptoms were also tested positively, but the Norwegian authorities consider that the risk of virus spread from tomato fruits, imported during winter, is extremely low.


Plant Protection Institute, As, (1994-03)