It is only thanks to a careful and conscientious, healthy suspect farmer that hundreds of seedlings from the Netherlands that have been found to be infected with one of the most dangerous viruses have not been put into cultivation. The Hungarian tomato grower also requested a detailed phytosanitary inspection from the Hungarian authorities, despite the fact that the outdoor official certificates attached to the finished tomato seedlings imported from the Netherlands stated that the batch complied in all respects, ie it did not carry any disease.
The most important hosts for ToBRFV disease are tomatoes, peppers, and black cuckoo and goosefoot. It is a relatively new disease: it was first described in Israel in 2014 and then detected in Europe in 2018, and the quarantine pathogen has been spreading ever since. The effect of the virus is mainly on the leaves and fruits of the tomato - writes Szabadfold.hu in the Gazdanet column. Most often, the upper leaves of the plant will be wrinkled, rough to the touch, and yellowish spots will appear on them. The surface of the yellowish or brownish spots on the fruit becomes rough, making it impossible to sell fresh on the market. Fruits can grow irregularly. The virus causes the most severe symptoms on young seedlings. However, an investigation by the National Food Chain Safety Agency yesterday found that tomatoes were infected with the brown wrinkle virus (ToBRFV). There is no control against the disease, its spread in Hungary can only be prevented by effective prevention. The bad ...
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