According to the Directorate of Communication of Rural Economy and Veterinary EE Achaia, recently found -for the first time in the country us- virus brown wrinkling of tomato fruits (ToBRFV) in tomato samples from Paleochora Chania.
The virus is contained in the alert list of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO). Its presence was first identified in Europe (Germany and Italy) in 2018. It is an emerging risk of great importance, especially for the cultivation of tomatoes and peppers and spread by contact (contaminated hands, tools, clothes and from plant to plant), polluted propagating and possibly contaminated seed. The bumblebee can also transmit the virus during the pollination of plants.
From November 1, 2019 will come into force decision of official measures to prevent the entry and limiting the spread of virus in the EU ToBRFV
These would relate to:
1) an obligation for migrant plants and tomato and pepper seeds are accompanied by a plant passport and checked for the ToBRFV,
2) requiring imported into the European Union plants and tomato and pepper seeds be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate to It meets the requirements of the Union and for ToBRFV virus.
⦁ details about the disease, the symptoms causes and precautions are needed in the attached brochure.