EPPO Global Database

Pepino mosaic virus(PEPMV0)

Distribution details in Belgium

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, in tomato fruit production in protected cultivation (2014-11)
From CABI Disease map 856 (2015): Present, few occurrences
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2001/098) : detected in tomato fruits imported from Belgium into UK. Tests on tomato plants produced in Belgium have given completely negative results, but quality controls on tomato fruits have found material with suspect symptoms which in 5 samples proved positive for PepMV. Origin could not be traced. The situation of PepMV in Belgium is accordingly doubtful.

EPPO Reporting Service (2003/132) : survey in 2001/2002 showed one find in a tomato fruit production unit.

According to Hanssen et al. (2009), surveys conducted in 2005/2006 showed an increase of the incidence of PepMV in glasshouse tomatoes.
References
* Hanssen IM, Paeleman A, Wittemans L, Goen K, Lievens B, Bragard C, Vanachter ACRC, Thomma BPHJ (2008) Genetic characterization of Pepino mosaic virus isolates from Belgian greenhouse tomatoes reveals genetic recombination. European Journal of Plant Pathology 121(2), 121-131.
------- EU and CH2 genotypes found in Belgium.

* Hanssen IM, Paeleman A, Van Bergen L, Vandewoestijne E, Wittemans L, Goen K, Vanachter ACRC, Thomma BPHJ (2009) Survey on symptom expression and damage caused by Pepino mosaic virus in commercial tomato production in Belgium. Acta Horticulturae no. 808, 185-192.

* NPPO of Belgium (2003-03, 2014-11).
------- US-1 strain is absent.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, few occurrences view...
Germany Present, few occurrences view...
Netherlands Present, restricted distribution view...