What is V10?

V10 is a natural crop protection agent based on cross-protection. Developed by Valto, it is used in the cultivation of tomatoes to combat pepino mosaic virus.

V10 is composed of two mild variants of the virus: VX1 and VC1. By vaccinating young plants with non-aggressive strains of PepMV, we protect them against symptoms of strains that are aggressive. After treatment with V10, Valto continues to be closely involved. The crop is monitored to see if it is fully protected against aggressive PepMV.

The solution against PepMV

The pepino mosaic virus is without a doubt one of the biggest threats to the tomato industry. This video explains what the pepino mosaic virus is and how it affects the plant.

V10 is the result of our passion for optimising the quality of vegetable crops. We would like to show you how V10 fights the pepino mosaic virus through cross-protection.

The result of V10

In this video, our researchers show you what V10 does for a crop.

Young plants are treated with V10 and compared with untreated plants for an entire cultivation period. The results are impressive!

Maximum protection

Plants treated with V10 are inoculated against the most common strains of the pepino mosaic virus, namely EU, LP and CH2. V10 also suppresses the symptoms of PepMV US1.

This double protection offers a higher level of security than if plants were to be treated with only one strain. Ongoing research has shown that a plant’s post-inoculation recovery time is not affected by the number of strains used in the vaccine.

PepMV EU still present

It is sometimes wrongly assumed that the European strain, which was discovered earlier, has been replaced by the Chilean strain, and that vaccination with only one strain would be sufficient to protect crops.

However, scientific studies have shown that the European strain is still present. This continues to be monitored every year, and it appears that there is even a heightened occurrence of the virus in plants that have not been vaccinated against PepMV EU.

'Years of research have gone into creating V10.'

V10 vaccination at a glance

Area of application
Type of application
Crop treatment by rubbing in after planting
Organism to control
Pepino mosaic virus
Dosage (agent) per application
10% (0.8 L V10 + 8 L water), in combination with 15 grams of synthetic sand per 1 L of diluted liquid for rubbing.
Maximum dosage (agent) per application
0,8 l/ha
Maximum number of applications per crop cycle
Safety margin in days