E-Gro alert (PDF) on use of ImmunoStrips by Agdia, Inc.

Tips for Diagnosing Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV)

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) has been seen in all types of ornamental
plants, including annuals and perennials. This virus causes symptoms that vary depending on the plant affected, but include leaf and stem spots and/or
discolouration, and stunted growth. The virus is rapidly spread by the insect vector, the Western flower thrips, and there is no cure for the disease. Due to its potential spread to other plants grown in the same area, it is very important to act quickly to remove and destroy affected plants. Therefore, a rapid diagnosis of INSV is crucial so that growers can determine if plants are diseased and act without delay.

Click here for a useful e-Gro Alert on how to use ImmunoStrips (Agdia, Inc.) to rapidly
diagnose INSV in plants on-site in the greenhouse.


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