VIRUS TRANSMISSION: By Insects

Ailments Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 5 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index
Sap sucking insects such as aphids, leaf hoppers (vector of Cattleya Mosaic); slugs, snails, red spider are carriers. OD78-95

There is no evidence of transmission of virus on plants left outdoors; man seems to be the culprit. A74-595

Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

More The Orchid Doctor Articles under the Heading Virus Transmission

Virus Transmission Comments
VIRUS TRANSMISSION: By Carriers Sucking insects such as aphids and red spider and snails and slugs should be destroyed since they are carriers of virus. OD67-50; Not true. They do not spread virus in orchids. OWD 0
VIRUS TRANSMISSION: By Mechanical Transmission Mainly by contaminated knives, scissors, stakes, wires, string and dirty hands. OD78-95 0
VIRUS TRANSMISSION: By Seed Transmission It occurs with a few viruses in the plant world but it is rare in orchids. OD78-95 0
VIRUS TRANSMISSION: By Vegetative Transmission All parts of a plant are invaded, except possibly the seed and all cuttings and keikis are infected if the main plant was infected. OD78-95 0
VIRUS TRANSMISSION: Virus Transmission by Seed-pod Virus disease can be transmitted by green-pod culture although the seed can be removed from the pod uncontaminated; the seeds are virus-free. A75-680 0

New Topics

  1. Gail Santini asked question Help ID this yellow phal. in category General Discussion
  2. Debra Johnson asked question Cattleya Alliance Members in category General Discussion
  3. Key Stage asked question Paph Harry Stage in category General Discussion
  4. Chris Tyrie asked question Plants for sale in category General Discussion
  5. Peter Collis asked question Parentage of Vandachostylis Conference Gold in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Eny. Exotic Seashell by Steven Kirincich
  2. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Lc. Little Oliver by Steven Kirincich
  3. Susan LE commented on topic "Paph Harry Stage" by Key Stage
  4. Susan LE commented on scheduled event "Tamiami International Orchid Festival" by Miami Orchid Society
  5. Susan LE commented on article "Orchid Wiz - what will we do without you?" by Carol Holdren
  6. Susan LE commented on member plant Coel. rochussenii 'Waki' by Melvin Waki
  7. Susan LE commented on member plant Bsn. Maikai var. Louise by Sandi Block-Brezner
  8. Susan LE commented on member plant Rlc. Beauty Girl by Blanca Acosta
  9. Mary Lane commented on member plant Den. lindleyi by Mary Lane
  10. António Almeida commented on article "Angraecum Culture with Semi-Hydroponic Techniques" by Tom Kuligowski
  11. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Walden's Glen by Jeanne M Uzar
  12. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Oconee 'Mendenhall' by Jeanne M Uzar
  13. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Memoria Helen Brown var. Sweet Afton by Jeanne M Uzar
  14. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Magic Meadow 'Napolean' by Jeanne M Uzar
  15. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Ctt. Fire Dance 'Patricia' by Robert Rand
  16. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Bsn. Maikai by Robert Rand
  17. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Rth. Love-Love x Rth. Tsiku Lily by Robert Rand
  18. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Cattleya Alliance Members " by Debra Johnson
  19. Stefan Neher commented on orchid Bl. Joanne Singer
  20. Chuck Storey commented on member plant Blc. Sea Swirl 'Whirlpool' by Jeanne M Uzar