Digital report: Tips on how to deal with ToBRFV

Digital report: Tips on how to deal with ToBRFV

IUNU has published a new report on the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) titled “Learning to Live With ToBRFV.” The report offers information on how ToBRFV spreads, how to detect ToBRFV, diagnostics for every stage of production, and more.

The report comprehensively looks at the risks of ToBRFV for tomato growers. Research was conducted over the course of 2022, including quantitative and qualitative methods. IUNU horticulturalists surveyed a majority of the commercial tomato growers in North America to collect information on loss, prevention, and opportunities.

According to the company, empowering growers starts with hearing their stories in the greenhouse and understanding the true impact of risks like ToBRFV. In addition to the survey, IUNU listened to growers and industry experts about how ToBRFV is impacting their business, what resources they need, and how this virus has changed the industry. The goal is to share these perspectives, engage in advocacy for growers, highlight industry progress, provide actionable tools, and determine critical next steps for growing in this new environment.

“ToBRFV is the scariest thing I have ever been around in a tomato greenhouse” said one grower who has managed ToBRFV through several crop cycles in the report. Another said “It’s a company killer.”

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Image: iUNU




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