Virused Bulbs

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:18:40 PDT

 


Is there any data on how long plant viruses can hang out in the soil?

 

 They don't survive in the soil unless it's in affected plant debris.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholas plummer <nickplummer@gmail.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 12:14 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] Virused Bulbs


Is there any data on how long plant viruses can hang out in the soil?  Last
year, I grew some Gloriosa superba from a commercial vendor.  The plants
exhibited color break in the flowers and some oddly deformed foliage, so I
threw them out at the end of the season.  I now have some new plants I grew
from seed that came from Silverhill, and I wonder about locating them along
the same fence as the old ones.  The questionable plants were in pots, but
roots may have invaded the ground.



 





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