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Microshoot Tip Therapy Featured in News Article
Western Farm Press

Foundation Plant Services' Sue Sim explains the process and benefits of using microshoot tip therapy for virus elimination in a new Western Farm Press article.  Sim explains, “Basically, microshoot tip therapy takes the smallest growing tip you can manage to excise out of a plant and then have it grow into a whole new plant. During that process, because viruses do not infect cells as fast as they grow in the shoot tip, most of the time you lose the virus infection in the process.” While starting with clean, healthy stock is cornerstone to a productive crop, Sim also explains the importance of vineyard owners working together to stay clean using “a regional approach…to minimize infection, with all growers planting certified materials.”

Link to Western Farm Press article