Pansy Mottle Syndrome

Pansy Mottle Syndrome

AHDB Horticulture funded projects PO 016 and PO 016a, ‘The role of environmental factors in the incidence of Pansy Mottle Syndrome (PaMS)’, undertaken by ADAS, monitored the environmental conditions experienced by batches of pansies from sowing through to dispatch on four different nurseries across the UK, from 2013 – 2015, to identify any link between particular environmental conditions and the development of Pansy Mottle Syndrome (PaMS).  https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/project/role-environmental-factors-incidence-pansy-mottle-syndrome-pams

Although monitoring is not taking place this year, the project team is keen to investigate when PaMS symptoms occur nurseries, and are gathering information on the scale of outbreaks.  Symptoms can be variable, but include leaf distortion, mottling, leaf bleaching, stunting and apical blindness (images below)

 

Pansy Mottle Syndrome symptoms

Pansy Mottle Syndrome symptoms

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If PaMS symptoms develop in any of your pansy batches, please contact Dr Jill England jill.england@adas.co.uk or Chloe Whiteside chloe.whiteside@adas.co.uk