Located in Elkhart, Indiana, Agdia, Inc. has been the leading provider of plant pathogen diagnostics since 1981. Today, Agdia offers the most comprehensive and trusted portfolio of plant pathogen and GMO testing solutions around the world.
From a single test almost 20 years ago to what is now more than 50 types in the product line, Agdia has had a remarkable impact on the agricultural community.
Here’s the good news: With Hosta Virus X being a serious problem for hosta growers everywhere, the gardening community is fortunate that Agdia manufactures a simple and affordable test kit for this specific virus. The test strip is known as an ImmunoStrip® for Hosta Virus X (HVX).
In this workshop titled “Testing Hostas for Hosta Virus X with the Agdia ImmunoStrip”, Plant Pathologist Robert Emmitt will include background information on HVX, symptoms of infection, dissemination of HVX, and an introduction to the ImmunoStrip, with step-by-step instruction on how to use it.
More About the Workshop Host
Robert Emmitt serves as the Domestic Account Manager of Plant Pathogen Diagnostics at Agdia, Inc. Robert earned his Master of Science in Plant Pathology from the University of Georgia and his Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky.
Prior to joining Agdia, he spent 18 years in the landscape management industry as a Plant Health Manager on private estates in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, which is where he grew up and became interested in plant health. Moreover, Robert holds Associate degrees in Ornamental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management and has several years of professional experience in landscape design, installation and maintenance.