Tobamoviruses, including tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and the new tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV), can be persistent in greenhouses and other protected cropping environments. Herbaceous ornamentals, vegetables, and tobacco can be affected by tobamoviruses. Once introduced into a site, these viruses can spread rapidly, reducing plant quality and yields. Prevention and careful sanitation are important to maintaining a virus-free production environment for current and future crops.
This new publication provides information on symptoms, causes, disease development, and management. Color images provide examples of the different types of tobamovirus symptoms that can develop on various crops.
Managing Tobamoviruses in Greenhouse Production (PPFS-GH-08) is available online.
For additional publications on greenhouse diseases and their management, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Cheryl Kaiser, Plant Pathology Extension Support, and Emily Pfeufer and Nicole Gauthier, Plant Pathology Extension Specialists