Re: Bunchy Top Virus Spread Through 5 Species
Originally Posted by Tytaylor77
I have also read that not only bunchy top virus but also cucumber mosaic virus can be spread from canna to Musa. Iím sure others can as well. A lot of Musa and even Tc in gene banks test positive for virus and other issues but as long as the plant remains healthy no symptoms appear. Keep your plants healthy so they can fight off any issues.
In my opinion the things you have to watch for is buying/importing from a tropical area where these problems exist! And things like nematodes, once they are in your soil they are there forever! A lot of problems are spread by water and not soil! So donít think a soilless mix is 100% safe! TR4 is often spread by water!
We have an advantage of very few problems in our sub-tropical zones! Letís keep it that way!
Thank you for this. The video demonstrated the severity of water-spread diseases/pests and I am positive I'll never plant any garbage (AKA cannas.. lol) in the same soil. But it never hurts to be sure. I will destroy the infected cannas after this season. Currently spraying the f**k out of them with pesticides. At least want to see one good season with them before I send them to the pit in the movie 300. And I will always do safe canna quarantines from now on. Thank you so much.. bananas>>>most other plants I own. So obviously my attention goes to the nanas!
Growing: Ensete ventricosum 'maurelli', Musa balbisiana 'Thai Black', bordelon, basjoo, Dwarf Cavendish, Dwarf Orinoco, itinerans var. itinerans, lasiocarpa, orinoco (tall), saba, Siam Ruby, sikkimensis 'Red Tiger', TaNee, zebrina, and zebrina var. gran nain.
Seeking: Musa Itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis, French Red Plantain, Peekeli, and Ensete ventricosum.