Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) is a virus/pathogen that was first detected in the U.S. in 2013 in Yolo County, California in a melon seed production field during a routine field inspection for export certification purposes.

This pathogen is considered a quarantine pest by USDA APHIS. APHIS and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) took aggressive quarantine and abatement procedures to eradicate CGMMV and determine the source of the infection/introduction. APHIS and CDFA are still determining how to regulate seed imports to prevent further introductions.

ASTA and the California Seed Association in partnership with HM.CLAUSE and other seed industry partners, prepared this brochure to educate seed producers and others about this pathogen and how to prevent its re-introduction and spread. Members that import or produce seed such as cucumber and melon that are hosts of this pathogens are encouraged to download this brochure and distribute it to their technical staff

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) was first discovered in late 2014. It subsequently was found on tomato in Jordan (2015), then in Mexico and is quickly being identified in other countries worldwide.

The purpose of the documents below is for informational purposes only in order to assist seed companies and growers in taking precautions and preventative steps to help minimize the risks asociated with the diseasxe, especially in high input production systems.