Friday, January 11, 2008

Greenhouse - Test Strips Available for INSV

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus is a problem disease in greenhouses. In the past, samples had to be sent to a laboratory for testing. Now, growers can buy test kits that can be done on site with immediate results. Information is below.

Test Kits for INSV and other diseases are available from Agdia company in Elkhart, Indiana.

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You can get 5 test strip kit for $50 and a 25 test strip kit for $97.50.

The following is a description of the strips.

Agdia ImmunoStrips™Agdia’s ImmunoStrips™ are the first easy-to-use, economical plant diagnostic tests for use by greenhouse and field growers. ImmunoStrips™ are grower friendly and provide an effective way to detect the major viruses and bacteria in ornamental flowers and vegetables.

The tests are reliable, accurate, quick, simple, easy-to-read and economical.

ImmunoStrip™ Kits come complete with test strips, sample buffer and instructions.

Use Agdia ImmunoStrips™ to:

• Check the health of your incoming plants
• Monitor disease as part of your scouting program
• Protect healthy plants from infection
• Assure plant health quality before your plants are shippedto customers

Tests available for the following diseases:
Calibrachoa Mottle Virus (CbMV)
Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV)
Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV)
Pepino Mosaic Virus (PepMV)
Ralstonia solanacearum (Rs)
Squash Mosaic Virus (SqMV)
The ImmunoStrip™ Comb (TSWV, INSV, CMV, TMV)
The ImmunoStrip™ Dual Strip (TSWV, INSV)
Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)
Xanthomonas campestris pv. pelargonii (Xcp)

Tests will be available soon for:
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (Cmm)
Potyvirus Group Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV)

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