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The pepino mosaic virus or PepMV is a common disease in greenhouse tomato crops. This virus is widespread in the whole world and causes severe damage to your tomato crops. Are you ready to tackle this disease with biological control?

What damage can PepMV cause?

  • The disease causes marbling of the tomato fruit, which causes extensive damage and reduces the market value.
  • Typical symptoms of PepMV are nettle-heads, chlorosis, yellow spots on the tomato leaves, leaf mosaics or brown calyxes.  
  • PepMV can aggravate symptoms of physiological disorders such as fruit discolorations, open fruits and leaf blistering.
  • Greenhouse trials and grower questionnaires revealed that PepMV causes quality losses of 4 up to 15 % and production losses of 4 up to 12%.

How to control PepMV?

For biological control of PepMV, you can rely on the vaccination strategy with PMV®-01.

What are the characteristics of PepMV?

  • PepMV is highly infectious.
  • The virus is mainly mechanically transmitted through contact between infected and healthy plants, at propagation during grafting and via tools, hands or clothing.

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