EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/145

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus eradicated from Germany

In Germany, Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV - EPPO Alert List) was first observed in 2018 in several greenhouses producing tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruit in North Rhine-Westphalia (EPPO RS 2019/012). The sources of these infections are unknown, but it was noted that the young tomato plants had not been produced in Germany. Eradication measures were immediately applied. In May and June 2019, plants in these greenhouses were extensively sampled for the possible presence of ToBRFV. As all results were negative, ToBRFV is now considered to be eradicated from Germany.

The pest status of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Germany is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.


NPPO of Germany (2019-07).