Inspectors from the NVWA occasionally find the tomato bronze spot virus (TSWV) in chrysanthemum. People share photos of what that looks like on Twitter. Contamination means a nuisance for the grower, because the crop is severely damaged.
It is important for growers to keep thrips down as a vector of the virus. Important for the grower with contamination, but also for local growers with a bell pepper or tomato greenhouse.
In Chrysanthemum we occasionally find the tomato bronze spot virus #TSWV. A noose for the grower; he will do everything he can to eliminate the vector, thrips. Hopefully there is no bell pepper or tomato greenhouse next door. pic.twitter.com/JzjTpSVEcC
– Inspector Phyto (@NVWA_Fyto) April 30, 2021