EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/191

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus eradicated from Piemonte (Italy)

In Italy, Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV- EPPO Alert List) was first observed in 2019 in Sicily (EPPO RS 2019/013 and 2019/144) and in May 2019 in Piemonte (EPPO RS 2019/124) in a greenhouse producing tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruit. Eradication measures were immediately applied (destruction by incineration of all (39613) plants in the greenhouse and disinfection of facilities). Official surveys were carried out in the area surrounding the affected greenhouse and no further outbreak was found. This outbreak is therefore considered eradicated.


NPPO of Italy (2019-09).