The introduction of a diagnostic test for detecting tobacco rattle virus (TRV), the causative agent of spraing in potatoes, in trichodorid nematodes has allowed an initial snapshot to be obtained of the prevalence of the virus in fields used for potato production in Scotland. The virus is widespread, with 3 out of every 10 fields tested having the virus present. There is regional variation in the prevalence of TRV in Scotland. The implications of virus incidence for the management of spraing in potatoes is discussed.
|Title of host publication
|Protection and Production of Sugar Beet and Potatoes
|Association of Applied Biologists (AAB)
|Print publication - 2005