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VIRTIGATION - Save tomatoes and cucurbits from viruses

Goal: The VIRTIGATION project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 R&I programme, aims at developing rapid and lasting solutions to address emerging viral diseases caused by begomoviruses (whitefly-transmitted) and tobamoviruses (mechanically transmitted) on cucurbits and tomato in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, as well as at increasing knowledge to better control and
manage the viral diseases.

Project duration: June 2021 - May 2025

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Date: 1 June 2021

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VIRTIGATION coordinator Herve Vanderschuren from KU Leuven has co-authored the project's second scientific publication, in the form of a review on plant viruses in metagenomics.
The publication was published in the Trends in Plant Science journal.
 
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VIRTIGATION researchers Mareike J. Rohde and Heiko Ziebell from project partner Julius Kühn Institut are co-authors of the project's first scientific publication, which has conducted a literature review on ToBRFV.
The publication was published in the Plants journal in the special issue "Tobamoviruses and Interacting Viruses in Modern Agriculture"
 
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VIRTIGATION partner JKI - Julius Kühn Institut presented VIRTIGATION's background, goals and consortium members in a poster. The full poster by Mareike Rohde from JKI is available in attachment:
 
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VIRTIGATION partner LNW - Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen presented VIRTIGATION as part of their talk on the eradication of #ToBRFV in the German Land of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The full presentation by Dr. Marlene Leucker from LNW can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjgJgO-yDn8&t=2s
 
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Our press release for specialist audience can be also found on our newly launched project website: https://www.virtigation.eu/initial-press-release-specialist-audience-september-2021/
 
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Check out our website, which is now live at: https://www.virtigation.eu/
 
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The VIRTIGATION project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 R&I programme, aims at developing rapid and lasting solutions to address emerging viral diseases caused by begomoviruses (whitefly-transmitted) and tobamoviruses (mechanically transmitted) on cucurbits and tomato in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, as well as at increasing knowledge to better control and
manage the viral diseases.
Project duration: June 2021 - May 2025
#TOLCNDV
#TOBRFV
#TYLCV