Hosta Pathogen Diagnostics
Our goal is to simplify pathogen detection so you can keep your collection healthy. We offer a suite of molecular and do-it-yourself (DIY) serological test kits and services for the detection of pathogens in hostas.
Hostas are indispensable components of shade gardens throughout the United States. Consequently, they have become one of the most economically important herbaceous perennials for horticulturalists, hybridizers and hobbyists. Much of this plant’s popularity is due to the fact it is relatively free of diseases. Nevertheless, several viruses can reduce the aesthetic value and overall vigor of these prized ornamental plants. Hosta virus X (HVX) is a Potexvirus that is transmitted via plant-to-plant contact of infected plant sap during activities such as pruning or dividing plants. This virus infects hostas only, and it is the most common virus detected on hostas throughout the Midwest and eastern U.S. However, several viruses have been confirmed to infect hostas, and viral screens typically include seven in addition to HVX.
Viruses of Hosta included on typical screens are Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV), Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), Hosta virus X, Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV), Tobacco rattle virus (TRV), Tobacco streak virus (TSV), Tomato ringspot virus (ToRSV) and Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). Hosta growers should consider all suspects to make informed disease management decisions.
BUY TEST KITS
From field-deployable scouting tools to high-throughput, low cost laboratory kits, we have a test to meet your needs. Click here for a list of all major hosta pathogen test kits offered by Agdia. Our top-selling and featured diagnostic tests for hosta pathogens include:
- ArMV ImmunoStrip (Arabis mosaic virus)
- CMV ImmunoStrip (Cucumber mosaic virus)
- HVX ImmunoStrip (Hosta virus X)
- INSV ImmunoStrip (Impatiens necrotic spot virus)
- TSV ImmunoStrip (Tobacco streak virus)
- ToRSV ImmunoStrip (Tomato ringspot virus)
- TSWV ImmunoStrip (Tomato spotted wilt virus)
- See all hosta pathogen test kits
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SUBMIT YOUR SAMPLES
Your samples, your results. Ship your samples to our ISO 17025-accredited Testing Services laboratory for rapid turn-around time on confidential results. We offer the most comprehensive portfolio of diagnostics for plant pathogens so you can mitigate disease and focus on delivering value to your clients.
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Phone: 574-264-2615 or 800-622-4342
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Test format: Find the best fit for you
See below for a breakdown of test format so you can decide which works best for you. Most of our friends from the hosta growing community choose ImmunoStrips as their format of choice due to their ease-of-use and ability to get a quick "yes/no" answer on whether their plant(s) are infected with the pathogen of interest.
Easy to run on-site for immediate results.
Independently detects both viruses
No special lab equipment or experience required
Hobbyists & collectors
Field & greenhouse scouting
Cost effective for large-scale screening
Good for high-throughput testing
Requires some lab equipment & training
Large-scale commercial use
with dedicated lab space
Submit your sample(s) to our ISO 17025-accredited
laboratory for a full Crop Screen
Confirmation of results
Covering all bases for pathogens
ImmunoStrip How To Video
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