Could these plants have HPLVD?

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Hey !!

I bought some beans from a breeder called BeLeaf… despite everything Els that’s been going round😳, I’ve been hearing rumours of his stock testing positive for having HPLVD virus and wanted to check in with anyone here that has possibly come across this virus before? Your help is greatly appreciated!!

I know it’s quite hard to tell during veg but I have added a couple pics of some plants I recently flipped over to flower. They have been flowering now for close to two weeks. I’m trying to avoid tossing them if I can as I live in South Africa and the exchange rate is terrible, I would be taking a huge loss if I had to toss them but understand that it can be spread and want to avoid that at all costs.

I have been researching a couple signs of HPLVD from lateral branching (more prominent in veg) to decreased THC & Trichome production, overlapping or small fan leaves and overall loss of vigour in the plant but I know that some plants may be asymptomatic only showing signs at around week 3 of flower which makes it difficult to tell.

I have attached some pics of the mother (grown from seed) plant, a clone I took 2 weeks ago, and 2 flowering plants that have been flowering for almost 2 weeks. I did some LST training on some of them which may explain some of the lateral branching. I also did a light defoliation on the plants were the flowers are starting to show. The two different flowering plants are the same strain Chimera #2S-1.

I appreciate any help in advance 🙏🙏
 
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Hello!

While the plant does look a bit strange and has some abnormal branching, it still look quite alive, healthy even. Perhaps moving the plants in a different grow place and just let it grow. Perhaps try adjusting light, use few fertilizers. Maybe even take a clone and see how will it behave. At a current stage I can't say if it is surely a hop latent viroid or not, it has both yes and no's on the photo...

Would just say don't buy from random placed. I have not faced such things with the place I buy from. But perhaps it's just a random outcome, or the plant just need some nutrients
 
Sensemilla

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Hello!

While the plant does look a bit strange and has some abnormal branching, it still look quite alive, healthy even. Perhaps moving the plants in a different grow place and just let it grow. Perhaps try adjusting light, use few fertilizers. Maybe even take a clone and see how will it behave. At a current stage I can't say if it is surely a hop latent viroid or not, it has both yes and no's on the photo...

Would just say don't buy from random placed. I have not faced such things with the place I buy from. But perhaps it's just a random outcome, or the plant just need some nutrients
Hey @RhastaBlasta . Thanks for the response. Unfortunately moving to another location/tent is not an option as I don’t have space. What are the “yes” you see in the plant? What signs do you see as strange? Some of the branching is somewhat lateral but that could be due to the LST I was doing during the veg period 🤷‍♂️ . Other than that, to me, the plant looks pretty healthy. I don’t know if upping the nutes would be the solution as when I did the plants started to show signs of over fertilising so I backed off on the recommended amount and the plants responded well.
 
Sensemilla

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Old be leaf isn’t that the fella who choked his mrs and chucked a dog out the window not someone I’d support fk him not sure about your virus mate sorry but they don’t look to bad anyways👍
I by no means support him either but I purchased these seeds long before all this came out and as I said given the exchange rate, I’m not in a position to toss seeds that cost so much. I’d rather grow them out and get my money worth
 
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Hey @RhastaBlasta . Thanks for the response. Unfortunately moving to another location/tent is not an option as I don’t have space. What are the “yes” you see in the plant? What signs do you see as strange? Some of the branching is somewhat lateral but that could be due to the LST I was doing during the veg period 🤷‍♂️ . Other than that, to me, the plant looks pretty healthy. I don’t know if upping the nutes would be the solution as when I did the plants started to show signs of over fertilising so I backed off on the recommended amount and the plants responded well.
Well, first of all, I can see that the branches are growing a bit unusual, which is one of the "yes" signs. As I've mentioned - that's just one yes, and no's is that, as you've said, it looks healthy. Unfortunately, you will most likely be able to tell later on during trichomes production and after you harvest, if it will have much less cannabinoid production, also if it smells pretty poorly. Of course if you are not going to test the plant for the possible VD

But I'd say do not overreact and try nutrients first
 
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I by no means support him either but I purchased these seeds long before all this came out and as I said given the exchange rate, I’m not in a position to toss seeds that cost so much. I’d rather grow them out and get my money worth
Oh for sure grow them suckers out man wasnt havin a go at you at all mate n I wish you all the best👍
 
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Sensemilla

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Well, first of all, I can see that the branches are growing a bit unusual, which is one of the "yes" signs. As I've mentioned - that's just one yes, and no's is that, as you've said, it looks healthy. Unfortunately, you will most likely be able to tell later on during trichomes production and after you harvest, if it will have much less cannabinoid production, also if it smells pretty poorly. Of course if you are not going to test the plant for the possible VD

But I'd say do not overreact and try nutrients first
Thanks for the feedback. I was genuinely asking to see if we were ticking the same boxes. I guess I’ll wait a bit longer then. I’ve read that they’ll start to smell like composting leaves once they get to that point. Anyways, another day of learning about this plant 😂. Respect
 
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Thanks for the feedback. I was genuinely asking to see if we were ticking the same boxes. I guess I’ll wait a bit longer then. I’ve read that they’ll start to smell like composting leaves once they get to that point. Anyways, another day of learning about this plant 😂. Respect
You're always and most welcome! ✌️

Let that lady grow strong, grow good!
 
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Sense,

That is not HvLVd. HvLV stunts plants - Look normal just smaller. It’s a very cool pathogen. Not a virus. Just a simple hairpin wrapped piece of naked RNA. Once your plants show signs it’s time to cut and bury everything. Don’t burn.

Zill.
 
Sensemilla

Sensemilla

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Sense,

That is not HvLVd. HvLV stunts plants - Look normal just smaller. It’s a very cool pathogen. Not a virus. Just a simple hairpin wrapped piece of naked RNA. Once your plants show signs it’s time to cut and bury everything. Don’t burn.

Zill.
Thanks so much for your response. I really appreciate it. So just to confirm, I’m good then, I can continue to grow these gals out? If you wouldn’t mind sharing some of the telltale signs in your experience that would be great. Thanks again.
 
Sensemilla

Sensemilla

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Sense,

That is not HvLVd. HvLV stunts plants - Look normal just smaller. It’s a very cool pathogen. Not a virus. Just a simple hairpin wrapped piece of naked RNA. Once your plants show signs it’s time to cut and bury everything. Don’t burn.

Zill.
First time I’ve heard someone calling it cool 😂. I guess we have to appreciate Mother Nature in all aspects.
 
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