First described in tomato in 1999, Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) is now one of the most economically important epidemic virus diseases of tomato worldwide. No varietal resistance is available. Efforts to exclude the virus from a nursery and prevent persistence between successive crops by strict hygiene measures have had limited success. Cross-protection as a new strategy for PepMV disease management was recently introduced in Belgium and the Netherlands. This short review examines the pros and cons of using cross-protection against a virus which shows high genetic diversity.
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