Testing your potato seed for Potato Virus Y (PVY) is an important step in developing healthy, disease-free crops. In this article Adrian Fox, Senior Plant Virologist at The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) in the UK, discusses what is involved in testing and answers questions (FAQs).
The article was published by AHDB, and we republish it here with recognition and thanks to the author and AHDB.
Testing – general facts
Testing – what it can do?
- Identify strain (definitive, not subjective but this is also dependent upon definition of strain)
- Identify stock with excessive virus irrespective of symptom
- Predict what