Tomato spotted wilt virus on aubergine in Sicily
Tomato spotted wilt virus (potential EPPO A2 organism) has been previously reported to occur in Italy (Reporting Services 510/09 and 524/16). Now a first report on the occurrence of this virus has been published for Sicily where the organism was found on aubergine (Solanum melongena). Virus and vector Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 pest) were found in greenhouses and the author estimates that the virus will spread to other vegetable crops on the island.
Betti, L. (1992) Tomato spotted wilt virus on eggplant in Sicily (Italy).
Phytopathologia Mediterranea 31, 119-120.