EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2020 Num. article: 2020/225

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

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) was first detected in the Netherlands in October 2019 in one greenhouse on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in the municipality of Westland (RS 2019/209) and later in 16 sites growing tomatoes in 6 municipalities (RS 2020/038). Official measures have been implemented in all outbreaks. At the end of August 2020, measures were lifted at 4 tomato growers after tests had shown that the virus was no longer present, but 3 new findings were made. As a result, 20 growers are now considered to be infected: 8 in the municipality of Westland, 5 in Hollands Kroon, 2 in Lansingerland, 1 in Reimerswaal, 1 in Haarlemmermeer, 1 in Horst aan de Maas, 1 in Goeree-Overflakkee and 1 in Brielle.



NVWA (2020-08-27) Vondsten ToBRFV. https://www.nvwa.nl/onderwerpen/tomato-brown-rugose-fruit-virus-tobrfv/vondsten-tobrfv