NY212 - The Incidence of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Australian Nursery Crops

The aims of this project were to assess diagnostic tests for the detection of Australian isolates of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and the impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV), to survey the ornamentals industry to determine the incidence of TSWV and INSV; to trap and identify thrips species in order to determine which TSWV and INSV vectors are present in Australia; and to assess the likelihood of these becoming a problem to the Australian ornamentals industry.