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Orchid test positive CymMV

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    I just had the same experience today. I got back the results and 4 of the 13 I sent were positive for CymMV. So far I have not had any ORV. I'm debating on what to do with the plants that were in proximity. Only one was on a table near other plants, and I have had that one for awhile so who knows how long it has been infected. I'm very careful to sterilize pots and bleach/flame my pruning instruments before and after use. Any thoughts on anything else I should be doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKirk783 View Post
    I just had the same experience today. I got back the results and 4 of the 13 I sent were positive for CymMV. So far I have not had any ORV. I'm debating on what to do with the plants that were in proximity. Only one was on a table near other plants, and I have had that one for awhile so who knows how long it has been infected. I'm very careful to sterilize pots and bleach/flame my pruning instruments before and after use. Any thoughts on anything else I should be doing?
    Where these all purchased from the same vendor/company?

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    No. One came from a box store, one came from an online auction site and the other two were divisions from a large dendrobium that belongs to my grandfather. The first two I'm not really torn-up about but I hate to lose the two from my grandfather. I think I'm going to test his plant and get some pieces if it isn't infected.

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    Good Luck. I'm not really worried about the 2 noids I got at the store. I really like them but other than that they don't have any special meaning. The others are more or less gifts and I'd like to make sure they are all ok. It would've saved me money had I sent out more than 1 to be tested. The shipping is expensive. But I really didn't expect it to end up postive. I was hoping for the comfort of knowing the plant was ok.

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    I agree with your sentiment. This is my second round of testing. I initially tested a few plants that I thought could be infected. Only one came back positive. I decided to test more and got 4 more positive results. All of my other plants have come from reputable vendors and appear healthy so I think I'm going to wait until spring and retest. Interestingly, all of the plants I was convinced were virused have come back negative. The ones that were positive really havent shown any symptoms other and poor or slow growth.

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