Re: [tomato] TYLCV - An Email from Israel

Thomas Giannou (
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 14:27:10 -0800

Dear Leah,

Could you describe the structure used to hold up the netting out in the
field?  How is the netting sealed off?  Is it left up all year long?  Can
you take some digital pictures and send them out.  (Don't send the pictures
out on the list service, but it should be okay to send them directly to

I am always trying to learn of methods like these nets that are being used
to solve a problem with insects.  Who knows, the method might also be useful
for other growing situations.

Best Regards,
Thomas Giannou
Spokane, Washington

----- Original Message -----
From: Pete <>
To: Tomato Discussion Group <>
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 1999 7:00 AM
Subject: [tomato] TYLCV - An Email from Israel

> >>Dear Peter,
> It is very sad that you lost the whole crop - even if it is only for own
> use. I am a phytopathologist, working mainly on fungal and some bacterial
> diseases. However, I will try to find out which cultivar are resistant to
> TYLCV that are grown in Israel. One of the successful attitude is
> protection of the greenhouse with an insect-proof net (50 mesh, it is
> applied in very large scale in Israel - as a matter of fact all tomatoes
> and most of the peppers are grown in protected houses, or covered with
> net in the open field. Not only organic crops but all the conventional as
> well.
> I hope this will help you meantime.
> Shalom, Leah>>