Tomato pest data updated

The Food & Environment Research Agency has updated its information on tomato pests and diseases including pathogens known to affect tomato crops.

The pathogens include some important ones that are not known in the UK.

Information is available on the following pathogens, which have been found in the UK:

- Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd)

- Columnea latent viroid (CLVd)

- Tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid (TCDVd)

- Tomato bacterial canker (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. michiganensis) (PSTVd)

- Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV)

Information is also available on the following pathogens of concern to the tomato industry, but these have not yet been identified in the UK:

- Tomato torrado virus (ToTV)

- Tomato apical stunt viroid (ToASVd)

- Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV)

- Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (TICV)

- Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (syn. Liberibacter psyllaurous)

- Citrus exocortis viroid (CEVd)

- Mexican papita viroid (MPVd)

For further details, see www.fera.defra.gov.uk.


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