EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2020 Num. article: 2020/224

Update on the situation of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Greece

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) was first detected in Greece in August 2019 in greenhouses growing tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) on the island of Crete and later in the Peloponnese, in the municipalities of Kiparissia and Gargaliani (Messinia province) (EPPO RS 2019/210, RS 2020/079). The phytosanitary authorities of the province of Lakonia (Peloponnese) recently reported the presence of ToBRFV in tomato crops grown both under greenhouse and in the field on their territory. It is noted that the virus has been detected in several regions on the mainland: in Peloponnese (prefectures of Argolis, Messinia, Corinth), in Central Greece (Boeotia, Evia), in East Macedonia and Thrace (Drama), in Attica, as well as in Crete (Heraklion, Lassithi).



Directorate of Agricultural Economy & Veterinary of Lakonia (2020-09-18) [Information from the Directorate of Agricultural Economy & Veterinary of Laconia for the first appearance of the virus of brown wrinkling of tomato fruits (tomato brown rugose fruit virus - ToBRFV)]. https://www.ppel.gov.gr/enimerosi-apo-tin-d-nsi-agrotikis-ikonomias-ktiniatrikis-lakonias-gia-tin-proti-emfanisi-tou-iou-tis-tis-kastanis-ritidosis-ton-karpon-tomatas-tomato-brown-rugose-fruit-virus-tobrfv/ (in Greek).