EPPO Global Database

Tomato ringspot virus(TORSV0)

Distribution details in Australia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Absent, pest no longer present
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, pest no longer present (2013-08)
From CABI Disease map 771 (2015): Absent, pest eradicated
Comments
From country itself (1992): South Australia, two records only; on Cymbidium and Pentas lanceolata.

In 2011, Biosecurity Australia explained that ToRSV has only been detected twice in Australia (see above). Both detections were made in ornamentals and no evidence of spread was recorded. Infected plants have been removed and no new detections have been made since the 1980s during surveys. It is now considered that ToRVS has been eradicated from Australia. This was confirmed on the IPPC website in 2013.
References
* Chu, P. W. G.; Francki, R. I. B.; Hatta, T. (1983) Plant Pathology 32 (3), 353-356.
------- First record in Australia, in Pentas lanceolata in Adelaide gardens.

* Cook RP, Dubé AJ (1989) Host-pathogen index of plant disease in South Australia. South Anstralian Department of Agriculture, p 23.
------- On Cymbidium hybrids.

* Correspondance with CABI based on information officially sent by Biosecurity Australia (July 2011).

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Australia. Absence of Tomato ringspot virus from Australia (2013-08-21). https://www.ippc.int/index.php