A serious and highly contagious tomato virus has been detected in Norway for the first time. The virus is not dangerous to humans but spreads rapidly between plants.
The tomato brown virus has been detected at a small-scale producer in Vestfold. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is working on infection tracing and measures to limit the spread of infection.
“Restrictions and sales bans were imposed on the company… The consequences can be significant if the virus spreads to commercial tomato production,” the Norwegian Food Safety Authority wrote.
The virus can cause from 30% to 70% losses in tomato production. It can also affect paprika plants.
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