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Sharing best management practices to counter ToBRFV in glasshouse tomato

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Cleaning after ToBRFV infection


Cleaning and sanitation are critical processes after a ToBRFV infection. ToBRFV is known to be infectious longer on organic waste attached to surfaces.

Drain water and drain water silos have also been found to be contaminated with ToBRFV in infected glasshouses, so ensure proper cleaning of these areas as well.

Recommended period for cleaning at least 3.5 to 4 weeks

prevent cross contamination
of materials/areas

Focus points:

  • Crop removal

  • Cleaning the drainpipes and drain silo

  • Cleaning the interior of the glasshouse, shed, cantinas and offices

  • Starting new:
    Start your crop with increased hygiene measures

Want to learn more? 

Return to the ToBRFV page and check out the other steps, innovations and information on our varieties.

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