First report of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Malta
The NPPO of the Malta recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. ToBRFV was detected during regular official surveys. It was found in April 2021 in a greenhouse at Dingli, Birzebbugia, Gudja, Żabbar, Xewkija, and in two greenhouses at Mgarr producing tomato fruit (Solanum lycopersicum). All infected plants were destroyed by incineration.
The pest status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Malta is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Malta (2021-05).