Elderberry Culture in New York State
Tomato ringspot virus (TomRSV) which is spread by nematodes in the soil and by pollen is a devastating disease on elderberries. While it was originally discovered on the tomato, it is a very destructive disease on a variety of fruit crops, including elderberry, apple (union necrosis), peach (stem pitting), and raspberry (crumbly berry). Dandelions and some other weeds can also carry this virus.
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin91
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
elderberry culture; New York State elderberries