ICS team develops varieties of tomatoes which are TYLCV resistant (tomato yellow leaf curl virus) and heat tolerant.
Some of our varieties are also resistant to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum), nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) and TSWV (Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus).
TYLCV disease may lead to severe yield reductions up to the total loss of the crop in the case of an early attack. Beside using a resistant variety, it is recommended to have a protected nursery and to limit the population of white flies with effective insecticide treatments.
Our branch-office FRENTEC brings to Sudanese farmers three hybrid varieties of open-field tomatoes, which are TYLCV resistant :
- Tomato TRD11: our leader hybrid variety, with good productivity, higher fruit weight (100-110 grams) and resistance to TSWV (tomato spotted wilt virus).
- Tomato GAMDA: superior heat tolerance and extra-firm fruits.
- Tomato SAMRA: superior heat tolerance and excellent fruit quality.