ToBRFV impact and efforts to breed immune plant
Fruit & Vegetable Magazine, March 8, 2023
By Steph Coelho
Around the same time as COVID-19 was creeping into North America, tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) first identified in Israel in 2014, has since infected tomato plants worldwide. Travis Banks, director of plant variety development with Vineland, says that, while ToBRFV doesn’t represent a risk to human health or food security, it impacts plant health and aesthetics, which can harm a producer’s bottom line in myriad ways.