FAQ - List of infected or possibly infected plants

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Re: FAQ - List of infected or possibly infected plants

Postby Chris_W » Aug 01, 2017 8:58 pm

Unfortunately I think "the list" is obsolete. Any hosta can have HVX, and the epidemic is getting worse these days with the loss of decent tissue culture sources. But even then we received HVX infected plants from Shady Oaks one year so TC isn't a guarantee either.

Preventing the spread by washing hands and tools constantly has to be ingrained into everyone's minds. And I wish that people simply knew more about it from the start. It should be a part of getting into hosta collecting: What is HVX... Education is really lacking. :(
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Postby Tigger » Aug 02, 2017 11:40 am

That's what I told her. I sent her here to see some history of the epidemic.

As to education: preaching to the choir here! I still can't believe that the AHS website's "brochure" on HVX is a lame summary of a particular research project. As the world's largest hosta society, they should be the be-all and end-all for relevant information. Sigh. I'll hope to fry that fish after I finish next year's convention.

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