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Old October 17, 2017   #76
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Yes this and many other viruses can spread like wildfire in the gardens landscape and orchards by way of insect.
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Thanks!!! I agree and the curl / blistering is the driver for me.
I actually have 2 of them and both are PL varieties.
Can this infect RL varieties also?
Unfortunately it can and will. So sorry.
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Yes this and many other viruses can spread like wildfire in the gardens landscape and orchards by way of insect.
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Just an update. I read about the disease and on web it stated to report it to my county agriculture extension office. I like acted it near me so I pulled 2 plants, placed in garbage bag, and took it to them to see. The horticulturist asked me lots of questions but told me it was not a disease and he thought it was a nutrient deficiency. He gave me a dirt sample bag to collect and send off for testing.

Now frankly I think it is the disease because some plants have stunted. I mean if they don't know then who can you trust? I am so confused. I replanted them in a 5 Gallonbucjet with Miracle Grow potting mix. Time will prove someone correct...
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Here's a clue. We as Master Gardeners are the folks who answer the extension questions. I can assure you we graduate from master gardener training knowing nothing more than superficial knowledge of a variety if subjects, our training was on how to look up things. So there you have it, they know very little about fine details like disease vs deficiency.
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either way, diseased or deficient to the point of stunting, what is to be accomplished by trying to salvage them. At best you will get poor or no production from them or at worst you will perpetuate a serious disease that may well spread outside the border of just your garden to affect neighbors or worse yet a commercial farm or other enterprise who’s livelihood depends on healthy crops.
There is nothing to be gained and lots to lose by misdiagnosis. I strongly advise to err on the side of caution and dispose of them. Replace with healthy plants.
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either way, diseased or deficient to the point of stunting, what is to be accomplished by trying to salvage them. At best you will get poor or no production from them or at worst you will perpetuate a serious disease that may well spread outside the border of just your garden to affect neighbors or worse yet a commercial farm or other enterprise who’s livelihood depends on healthy crops.
There is nothing to be gained and lots to lose by misdiagnosis. I strongly advise to err on the side of caution and dispose of them. Replace with healthy plants.
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Plants aren't animals they are plants.
It isn't like a runt piglet someone is nursing to health.

I lost nine out of ten oleander bushes due to a virus (leaf scald) from sharp shooters.
As soon as I figured it out I dug every one up that had symptoms and got rid of them.
If not all they are is a typhoid Mary of the plant world.
(Don't burn oleander the smoke is toxic.)

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I trashed them.. sealed in garbage bag and shipped off to landfill.

Now I am curious if the soil is ok or contaminated?
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