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dovebydesign
Greentown, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2007
6:05 PM

Post #3750959

Well I told someone, somewhere here in the Hosta threads, that I would give them the info on HVX testing at Purdue University. You can go to their website directly as well.

The Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory is a central facility for receiving both physical samples and digital images submitted for identification of insects, plants and plant diseases or diagnosis of plant and pest problems. This service is provided for the specialists and county extension educators of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and Purdue University's research faculty, staff, and students as well as for private businesses and citizens of Indiana.
Fees

Per Sample Handling Fee for Routine Diagnosis of Physical Samples and Digital Images:
From within Indiana: $11.00
Outside of Indiana: $22.00
This includes the initial physical or digital sample evaluation, routine plant and insect/pest identification, microscopic examination of diseased plant material, culturing of suspected disease-causing organisms on nutrient media and diagnosis of many plant disorders caused by environmental, cultural, or chemical factors. Diagnostic responses will be sent by US mail, fax or electronic mail.
There will be no additional charge for any follow-up samples that might be requested by diagnosticians who require additional samples for a more accurate identification or diagnosis of the problem.

Additional Fee Assessment-->

Serological testing for certain plant related viruses, fungi, and bacteria: $25.00

*** Contact us for specific tests.

Insect, Plant and other Pest Identification Requiring Additional Time and Resources: $20.00/hr

*** In some instances, necessary tests to identify causal agents, insects, plants, or other pests require additional time and resources (ie. identification using taxonomic keys). An hourly rate of $20 (charged in 15 minute increments) will be assessed for these exceptional samples

This message was edited Jul 18, 2007 2:05 PM
dovebydesign
Greentown, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2007
6:07 PM

Post #3750973

I forgot to include the website where you can read more.

http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/services.html


They have a great website all about common pests and things here in Indiana that I often research and study on. They also have links and things of interest written by very knowledgable staff and students.

Hope this helps!!!
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 18, 2007
6:22 PM

Post #3751023

Thank you soooo much. I'm not the one that asked for it, but it certainly is good information to have available.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2007
12:17 PM

Post #3753950

Anyone know of any Canadian sources for testing?
pegzhere
Bettendorf, IA

July 19, 2007
1:14 PM

Post #3754108

Here's info for IA & IL testing:

HOW TO GET PLANTS TESTED

If you are wondering whether that funny-looking hosta in your garden is infected with a virus, the best way to be sure is to have it tested. Both Iowa State University, Ames, and the University of Illinois, Champaign, offer testing.

n In Iowa, samples may be sent to the ISU Plant Disease Clinic via area county extension offices or directly to 351 Bessey Hall, ISU, Ames, IA, 50011. The cost is $10 per sample. For more information, call the clinic at (515) 294-0580.

n In Illinois, samples may be sent to Plant Clinic, 1401 W. St. Mary’s Road, Urbana, IL, 61802. The cost ranges from $12.50 on up, depending on the sample. For information on how to collect and submit samples, visit the Web site http//plantclinic.cropsci.uiuc.edu. The clinic is open May 1-Sept. 15. For more information, call (217) 333-0519.
dovebydesign
Greentown, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2007
3:03 PM

Post #3754722

I think this is very good information. Previously HVX testing was thought to be expensive and now it is coming down in price which makes it more readily available to people who have concerns about HVX in their gardens.
Jax4ever
Boxford, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2007
5:01 PM

Post #3755218

It was me that asked. Thank you very much!!!
-Melissa
dovebydesign
Greentown, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2007
12:40 AM

Post #3756869

Well If anyone else knows of HVX testing then maybe we can make a place to put all the info for the good of all in the future?
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 21, 2007
12:34 AM

Post #3760710

I think there was thread somewhere that mentioned the University of Minnesota's testing facilities.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 22, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #3766901

Dove, this thread is going into the sticky at the top of the forum so anyone can get it there and add to it. Then it will always be available.
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/640768/
dovebydesign
Greentown, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2007
11:57 PM

Post #3766946

Quoting: I think there was thread somewhere that mentioned the University of Minnesota's testing facilities.


I found nothing on actual HVX testing but this is what I found:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/yardandgarden/diagnostics/mainflowers.html

This message was edited Jul 22, 2007 7:59 PM
Jax4ever
Boxford, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2007
4:41 PM

Post #3773648

Here's the University of Massachusetts HVX testing info. It's a flat $50.:
http://www.massnrc.org/pests/linkeddocuments/pestalerts/HostaVirusX_February_2006.htm
jachurch
Apple Valley, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 8, 2007
10:38 PM

Post #3834169

Here's the University of Minnesota information

Plant Disease Clinic
495 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108

Web Site: http://pdc.umn.edu

The web site has a form you can print to submit with your plant sample. The cost is $25 per sample for virus testing, and they use the ELISA techniques for testing.

They will answer with a letter telling you the outcome of their testing. The turn around is pretty quick - they received my plant August 2 and sent the results August 6.

Jeannine
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 24, 2007
8:58 PM

Post #3896182

Thanks for posting that information.

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