Infected seed is the primary way of introducing lettuce mosaic to fields. LMV can also be vectored by aphids, which spread the virus within a lettuce field and can also introduce the virus into lettuce fields from infected weeds and crops outside the field.
This is a latent test to confirm presence or absence of Lettuce mosaic virus in seed stocks.
We can also test plant material for Lettuce mosaic virus for £135 + VAT.
When sending plant pathogens and invertebrate samples from outside England and Wales for testing please email the Crop health team (email@example.com) who will issue you with the relevant Letter of Authority to ensure your samples are not delayed upon entry to the UK.
When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.
The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.
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