Hop Latent Viroid
The hop latent viroid is a single-stranded RNA virus that mainly infects Hops and Cannabis plants
How does the Hop Latent Viroid transmit from one plant to another?
By pollination and mechanical transmission
Healthy plants can be infected by other plants, even if they are miles away.
That’s why even if you have a healthy crop, you may have cross-contaminated plants due to the pollen of any neighbor farm around your establishment.
Also, you and your team may be helping the viroid spread through your crop by mechanic transmission, which infection caused by scissors, hands, gloves, or other tools.