This study was conducted to undertake a rapid detection, epidemiology and control of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in seed and processing tomatoes. It confirmed that Spotted Wilt disease of potatoes is of sporadic importance and that TSWV is carried over in seed tubers but only at a very low frequency. A number of management strategies were identified. Certain techniques developed for insect monitoring and recommendations for their control are compatible with other principles of IPM systems that are currently being developed in other research projects.