A crucial step in managing vineyard health is ensuring that all new propagating material is free of deleterious viral pathogens. Sourcing virus-free planting material, however, is not always possible for certain grapevine varieties and clones.
AWRI Commercial Services offers a virus elimination service, which uses a combination of tissue culture, chemotherapy and thermotherapy to eliminate deleterious viruses from grapevine plantlets.
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