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South Korea: Two types of viruses confirmed to be prohibited from moving between countries in fruit and vegetable seedlings introduced to Jeju Island

Fruits
Vegetables
South Korea
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Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Apr 19, 2024

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In Jeju, a significant agricultural concern has emerged as imported seedlings of tomatoes, peppers, and watermelons were found to be infected with Tomato Spotted Virus and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus, both of which are internationally banned due to their severe impact on crop health. These viruses, common in regions like the United States, Europe, and Japan, lead to stunted growth, death of shoots, and discolored, curling leaves, posing a substantial threat to local agriculture. The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Agricultural Research and Extension Services has alerted farmers to the presence of these viruses, which spread through small pests and are aided by weather conditions favorable to these pests, urging them to adopt preventive measures to protect their crops.
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A virus banned from traveling between countries was discovered in fruit and vegetable seedlings from other regions introduced to Jeju, raising concerns about damage to farms. The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Agricultural Research and Extension Services recently confirmed cases of fruit and vegetable seedlings such as tomatoes, peppers, and watermelons introduced from outside the province being infected with a virus that is prohibited from being transported between countries, and urged farmers to take special care to prevent virus infection. The confirmed viruses are two types, Tomato Spotted Virus and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus, which are spreading in the United States, Europe, and Japan. If infected with tomato spot forgery virus, shoots will shrink or die, and in severe cases, the crop will die. Eggplant crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and paprika are mainly affected. Damage symptoms of tomato yellow leaf curl virus include yellowing of young leaves, leaf curling and ...
Source: JejuIlbo
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