First report of Pepino mosaic virus in Austria
The Austrian Plant Protection Service recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Pepino mosaic virus (Potexvirus, PepMV – EPPO Alert List) on its territory. PepMV was detected on both tomato fruit and plants during the annual official EU monitoring carried out in 2006. PepMV was found only in some enterprises producing fruit in Vienna, Oberösterreich (Upper Austria) and Steiermark (Styria). Eradication measures have been taken.
The situation of Pepino mosaic virus in Austria can be described as follows: Present, only in few enterprises, under eradication.
NPPO of Austria, 2007-01.