Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd)
Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) is a fast-spreading disease causing healthy mother plants and clones to suffer from “dudding.” If your previously healthy plants have suddenly started becoming stunted in growth, then a viral or viroid infection may be the cause.Click Here For Survey of Results About HLVd From Growers Across The US
HLVd can spread by bringing infected mothers/clones into your facility, or by people traveling in between facilities. “Latent” means delayed; and HLVd can sit dormant undetected for extended periods of time. It’s a silent disease that might not show if it’s affecting your plants until it’s too late. With very little known about how to combat HLVd aside from very expensive tissue culturing, we recommend every large and small growing facility begin taking steps to prevent an outbreak within your operations.
Key Steps for Prevention of HLVd Infections In Your Facility:
- Quarantine new plants before bringing into the main facility
- Establish “control zones” throughout your facility to prevent spread
- Routine visual inspections for symptoms of infection
- SOPs incorporate use of bleach to sterilize items that contact plants
- SOPs certified by an independent third party
- Maintain stock (seeds, clones, tissue culture) off-site as a reserve
Don’t throw out your prized genetics before confirming if the viroid will indeed hurt them. Contact email@example.com or call 1-833-739-8378 for more information or assistance to deal with Hop Latent Viroid and other cannabis viruses like Cannabis Cryptic Virus (CCV) and Lettuce Chlorosis Virus (LCV).