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IUNU Publishes Reports On Handling ToBRFV Infection

IUNU Publishes report on ToBRFV

Polled by the horticulturalists at IUNU to gather data on loss, prevention, and opportunities for North American commercial tomato producers. Growers and industry experts were interviewed by IUNU to learn how ToBRFV is affecting their businesses, what resources they require, and how this virus has transformed the sector. The objective is to discuss various viewpoints, advocate for farmers, highlight industry advancements, offer useful tools, and identify crucial following actions for growing in this novel context.

IUNU published a new report on the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) titled Learning to Live With ToBRFV. The report contains information on how ToBRFV spreads, how to detect ToBRFV, diagnostics for every stage of production, and more. Over the course of 2022, research using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies was carried out. The majority of North American commercial tomato producers were polled by IUNU horticulturists to gather data on loss, prevention, and opportunities.

As per the company’s press release, IUNU believes that “in order to truly empower producers, we must first hear their tales about threats like ToBRFV in the greenhouse”. In addition to conducting the poll, IUNU talked to producers and industry professionals about how ToBRFV is affecting their businesses, what resources they require, and how this virus has transformed the sector. The objective is to discuss various viewpoints, advocate for farmers, highlight industry advancements, offer useful tools, and identify crucial following actions for growing in this novel context.

The report is free and can be downloaded here. IUNU’s horticulturalists also created two supplemental items: a diagnostic testing matrix and a biosecurity checklist to help growers determine which testing is right for them and to strengthen their integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) programs. These supplemental materials are also included in the report.

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