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Here's my set-up for 2000 orchids in UK...

This is a discussion on Here's my set-up for 2000 orchids in UK... within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; No way ; viruses are not like bacteria - they can't just float about... They ...

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    No way ; viruses are not like bacteria - they can't just float about...
    They can only , but only, be transferred from inside one cell to the inside of another - by an unsterilised cutting implement, or by a sap-sucking insect for example - and there is no more risk in hydroculture than in any other system.
    As for virus testing - its too expensive. If I I am sure a plant is virused I destroy it. If I think its virused, I watch it carefully ; and every time I find one like that I try a bit harder about sterilising my cutting tools. As to sap-suckers - scale etc., then obviously I try to keep them down and preferably out !

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    Lovely set up, your plants looks so healthy. Thanks for sharing I love to see how others grow

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