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Greenhouse horticulture is currently experiencing major problems with the ToBRFV virus. Our greenhouse horticulture policy provides no coverage for damage to crops caused by viruses and bacteria.

In the early 2000 we developed, together with the sector, an insurance policy for damage caused by quarantine organisms.  Because the risk of viruses at the time diminished, the demand for that kind of cover declined enormously and we were forced stop that insurance policy. When a new virus manifests itself, the call for insurance flares up again. The question is whether insurance is viable now.

For now, prevention and containment is the most important advice. A solution is being sought on several fronts. Below you will find various articles that we have collected from the media and can help you with this.


Latest up-dates by Dutch research
Central site for latest news on ToBRFV, in Dutch: 

Pictures to recognize ToBRFV: (English)






Information dans la site de Anses



Staff: Compact protocol in English, Dutch and Polish:




Visitors: Compact protocol in English and Dutch:




Full hygiene protocol

In Dutch:


UK protocol:        
From the Tomato growers conference 2019. 
Information about quality of handwash, disinfection and more:

UK protocol by Fera.pdf


How to react after contamination

In the European union ToBRFV is qualified as a Q(uarantine)-disease.

  • NL:
    Dutch authorities require contaminations to be registered by the authorities (NVWA). 


  • UK:
    Presentation from the Tomato Growers' Association Conference 2019 on ToBFRV: 
    What to do in case of an outbrake
    - Report to the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate (PHSI): PHSI

  • France:
    En cas de demande de conseil en maladie des plantes, nous vous invitons à prendre contact directement avec la fédération de votre region (Fredon).


Disinfection (NL)
Jet 5 is a strong hydrogen peroxide H2O2
Concentration 2% and give it 15 minutes to work on the virus. The researchers warn growers to be very careful with this and always read the prescription.



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