Viruses in Imported and Domestically Produced Ornamentals
Viruses in Imported and Domestically Produced Ornamentals” is a collaborative survey by Midwest Departments of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota to screen for and intercept virus infected herbaceous annuals and perennials. We diagnose and document virus diseases, their associated hosts and take images of plant symptoms to educate growers and consumers. By reducing the rate of viral infections of imported plant materials, we hope to reduce the risk of introducing pathogens of regulatory and economic significance to the Nursery industry and Agriculture. The project was funded through the 2011 and 2012 appropriations of the 2008 Farm Bill Section 10201.