Hop Latent Viroid
What is Cannabis Hop Latent Viroid?
During the vegetative stage:
. Outward growth
. Abnormal branching
. Small leaves, overlapping blades
. Brittle stems
. Chlorosis on the leaves (yellow leaves)
During the flowering stage:
. Dull smell
. No terpenes or reduction of terpenes
. Reduction of cannabinoid production
. Smaller buds
2 RNA Sequences for Hop Latent Viroid
There are two different groups of sequences for the same viroid. At MyFloraDNA we have been conducting research on possible mutations of Hop Latent Viroid (HLV). Our search finally paid off, by discovering two different RNA sequences for Hop Latent Viroid. This means it’s crucial to test every sample for these two RNA sequences to determine the presence of the viroid, obtain accurate results, and avoid false negatives.
How is HLV transmitted?
viroid affect cannabis plants
How does it affect cannabis plants?
If we find an infected plant in our crop, the first thing we have to do is remove it immediately and eliminate it. Limiting visits so that your plants have as little contact as possible is also recommended,as well as pest control. Last but not least, we can suppress HLVd via tissue culture; it is a complex process, but it will allow us to have new viroid-free plants.