The Clean Plant Center Northwest provides testing services for viruses and virus-like agents for a fee. If plant material tests positive for targeted pathogens, therapy can be initiated to develop propagative material that has been cleaned of economically significant diseases.
Virus-like agents commonly tested for in pome fruit include:
Virus-like agents commonly tested for in stone fruit include:
Testing Fees and Sample Submission
A signed Testing Agreement must be submitted before pathogen testing can commence.
Virus Therapy Techniques
We primarily employ two techniques to rid fruit trees of viruses: heat therapy and cold therapy.
Please contact Syamkumar Siv Pillai for questions regarding our virus testing services for pome and stone fruits.