Update on the situation of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Poland
Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) was first detected in Poland in March 2020 and eradicated (EPPO RS 2020/122 and RS 2020/200). Since then, the virus has been found again in the following provinces:
- in the province of Podkarpackie at the end of November 2020, in a seed lot produced from tomato mother plants (Solanum lycopersicum) grown in a greenhouse (50 m²).
- in the province of Michałowice at the end of January 2021, in a seed lot produced from Capsicum annuum mother plants grown in a greenhouse (50 m²). The mother plants had been inspected in July 2020 and did not present symptoms.
- In both cases, the infested seeds were destroyed. Official inspection will be carried out on host plants of ToBRFV in the entire place of production in 2021.
- in the province of Łódzkie (municipality of Wola Krzysztoporska) in 4 lots of plants for planting of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) grown in a greenhouse in February 2021. Official phytosanitary measures will be implemented.
The pest status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Poland is officially declared as: Present, at low prevalence, under eradication.
NPPO of Poland (2020-11, 2021-01, 2021-02).