Fruit Tree Testing & Therapy

Virus Testing

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.