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ToBRFV: Commitment of the European Seed Industry to help manage risks
- François-Xavier Branthôme
Euroseeds, section Vegetable and Ornamental crops (SVO), is committed to supply clean high-quality seeds to their customers and to implement the most appropriate measures and lab tests to mitigate the risks of introduction and spread of Tobamoviruses such as Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV).
The SVO section of Euroseeds is aware that outbreaks of Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus have been reported in multiple countries where this Tobamo virus causes major concerns in tomato and capsicum production. This is the reason why Euroseeds recently issued a document which is aimed at describing some key measures to implement in production sites in order to prevent and minimize the risks of introduction and spread of ToBRFV.
This document, elaborated by seed experts on the topic of Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), is for informational purposes only. It explains what the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus is, what the symptoms look like, details the modes of transmission, the risks and the measures to implement to prevent the introduction and the spread of the virus.
To access the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus Factsheet, click here