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Agdia, Inc. (Elkhart, IN) has announced the commercialization and immediate availability of an ImmunoStrip designed for in-field detection of Potato virus A (PVA) in potato crops.
PVA is an aphid transmitted Potyvirus that can cause significant yield reduction if widespread infection, or co-infection with other viruses, occurs. Similar to other potato viruses, early detection is a crucial component to mitigating the risk and spread of disease.
The PVA ImmunoStrip facilitates rapid, in-field, detection of PVA by users of any skill level and provides test results in minutes. ImmunoStrips are often used by field inspectors as well as growers because of their ease-of-use and ability to confirm visual symptoms and / or test where symptoms may not be as pronounced. All of Agdia’s ImmunoStrip tests for potato viruses can be ran in the same sample extract making it possible to test for several viruses at once.
A leading provider of diagnostic solutions for agriculture, Agdia, Inc. has been serving plant breeders, propagators, growers, universities, and private testing laboratories since 1981. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of validated, easy-to-use diagnostics for identifying plant pathogens, hormones, and transgenic traits, as well as in-house testing services. Agdia’s products are manufactured under an ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system.