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Research Project: Mitigating High Consequence Domestic, Exotic, and Emerging Diseases of Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: Tospovirus-resistant tomato varieties for southern Florida

item WENTE, R.L. - University Of Florida
item HUTTON, S.F. - University Of Florida
item Adkins, Scott
item Turechek, William
item FUNDERBURK, J - University Of Florida

Submitted to: Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS)
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2017
Publication Date: 12/1/2017
Citation: Wente, R., Hutton, S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Funderburk, J. 2017. Tospovirus-resistant tomato varieties for southern Florida. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS). HS-1311.

Interpretive Summary: Tospoviruses are significant pathogens of tomatoes in Florida. Plant resistance is a major means of managing these viruses. This article describes the performance of tospovirus-resistant tomato hybrids in grower trials in south Florida.

Technical Abstract: Tospoviruses including the long-present Tomato spotted wilt virus, and the more recently emerged Tomato chlorotic spot virus and Groundnut ringspot virus, are major pathogens of tomato in Florida. These viruses are transmitted by thrips making management extremely difficult. Plant resistance is a useful tool for management and thus tospovirus-resistant tomato hybrids have been tested in grower trials in south Florida. This report describes the performance of these hybrids.