EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/138

Update on the occurrence of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus in the EC (PT)

As reported in Reporting Service 520/04 (1992-02) tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (potential EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found on glasshouse plants in two locations in the south of Portugal. A report presented at the 6th International Congress of Plant Pathology in Montreal updated the situation of TSWV in Portugal claiming the increased importance of this virus in horticultural crops. During the season 1991-92, 22 plant species belonging to 12 families (ornamentals, vegetables, weeds) were found to be infected. The virus was more frequently found in lettuce, pepper and tomato crops and caused serious damage in hydrangea cultivation.


Louro, D. (1993) Tomato spotted wilt virus in ornamental and vegetable crops in Portugal.
Presentation at the 6th International Congress of Plant Pathology, Montreal, CA, 1993-07/08-27/06.