About Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), (Bunyaviridae: Tospovirus) is a plant virus vectored by at least 9 species of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).

Two species in particular, Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, and tobacco thrips, F. fusca, are common vectors in multiple crop systems in the southeastern United States.

Severe yield losses associated with TSWV have been reported in peanut, tobacco, tomato, pepper and potato as well as in some ornamental crops.


LATEST AG NEWS

Allison Johnson is the new new Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator for UGA Cooperative Extension. CAES News
UGA Extension welcomes new Pesticide Safety Education Program coordinator
University of Georgia alumnus Allison Johnson joined UGA Cooperative Extension as the new Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) coordinator on Aug. 1. The public service position is responsible for creating educational resources and training materials to help private and commercial pesticide applicators obtain proper certifications for the safe and effective use of pesticides throughout the state.
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will welcome students for the fall semester at the annual Ag Dawg Kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena. CAES News
Redcoats, Hairy Dawg to help celebrate CAES' Ag Dawg Kickoff
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will welcome students for the fall semester at the annual Ag Dawg Kickoff at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena. In addition to free t-shirts and dinner options from a variety of food trucks, there will be music from the Georgia Redcoat Marching Band and an appearance by Hairy Dawg.
From designing more inclusive agricultural education to developing her brand, Kristen Dunning does it her way. CAES News
Setting the course
Since landing at the University of Georgia in 2018, Kristen Dunning has been building opportunities. While at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, she has become a student leader and researcher, started a successful personal care products business, and developed an idea to make the industry she loves more transparent in its history and more equitable in its future.