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Summary of the Express Pest Risk Analysis for Tobacco ringspot virus


TRSV may cause crop losses in PRA area. Virus has infected Vaccinium species in Poland. These Perennials plants are virus reservoir and may be potential source of infections.

Virus vector– Xiphinema americanum is not present in PRA area, but TRSV may be transfered from plant to plant in mechanical way during phytosanitary measures and plant care procedures. Virus was not reported in cultivations in protected conditions.  However, virus may cause serious losses in case of occurence in PRA area.

Currently, there are special legal regulations which restricted spread of TRSV.

Plant material and seeds imported from North America should be certified as virus-free.


  • Nepovirus nicotianae


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PRA Area

  • Poland