ToBRFV Resistance Programme: Final pre-launch trials of Roma-type tomatoes announced by Bayer

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Bayer announced the final pre-launch trials of Roma-type tomatoes to help farmers address Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), a newly identified infectious agent that affects tomato, pepper among others.

The trials will begin later this month in Mexico, that will have two varieties of Roma-type tomato that claim Intermediate Resistance to the virus.

It must be mentioned here that the virus causes symptoms including mosaic and brown, wrinkly spots (rugose) on fruits. Outbreaks can be serious and sometimes leave the produce unmarketable.