Nursery Paper October 2020

Managing a Plant Virus in Nursery Production

Plant viruses are minute pathogens which infect and multiply within the host plant. They are almost always of detriment to the host plant and can potentially cause dramatic economic consequences to production nurseries and the industry.
  • Viruses can infect a number of different plant species and can be transmitted and transferred via insects, mites, nematodes, fungi as well
  • This Nursery Paper provides an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, management and prevention of a plant virus, using reference to the common Apple Mosaic Virus.
  • With the world focused on the management of the current global pandemic of Coronavirus, it’s important to remind industry of the importance of plant health and nursery biosecurity with respect to managing a plant virus.