Due to the appearance and rapid spread of the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), HM·CLAUSE IBÉRICA organized a technical conference in Almería last Thursday, May 30, attended by more than 250 technicians from the main greenhouse tomato producing areas in Spain (Almería, Granada and Murcia). Identification, awareness and prevention were the main topics addressed at the event, which served to inform the agricultural sector about this new threat.
During the day, various members of the HM.CLAUSE IBÉRICA team described the work that is being done in terms of research and documentation by the French multinational worldwide, explaining the main symptoms, ways of prevention and different lines of work that are already in place, attracting the interest of technical assistants and the press.
Due to the mechanical transmission of this virus and how easily it can spread, the use of prophylactic measures plays a key role in its prevention. HM·CLAUSE IBÉRICA talked about these in depth during the event, making all attendees aware of the importance of implementing adequate prophylaxis during field work, as described in detail in the manual handed out to everyone in attendance. This manual contains a small guide that describes the main symptoms of this virus, as well as a series of recommendations to prevent its appearance through prophylaxis.
The virus has already been detected in tomato-producing countries such as Jordan, Turkey, Mexico or Italy; however, its presence in Spain has not yet been reported, according to official sources.
HM·CLAUSE IBÉRICA is characterized by its commitment to the agricultural sector, to which it offers its advice and support.