I learned in my mushroom growing studies that to completely kill everything on an object you need to pressure cook it for 60 minutes at 15 lb PSI. Then if you want to get rid of the last .01% of life on the object just wait exactly 24 hours and repeat.even sterillization won't help with removing the virus completly from the tools...
Lol, let me fire up the autoclave. Lol i dont think my cheap ass scissors would survive, let alone any virus hahahha jk.I learned in my mushroom growing studies that to completely kill everything on an object you need to pressure cook it for 60 minutes at 15 lb PSI. Then if you want to get rid of the last .01% of life on the object just wait exactly 24 hours and repeat.
That will leave your tools 100% sterilized. But who has the time to do this everything they trim the plant, ya know?
TMV requires very high temperatures to kill, ToMV (Tobacco mosiac) is even harder to kill. I would rather have TMV than ToMV, but smoking could pass it onto another plant as the combustion isn't a high enough temperature to eradicate it, assuming it had the virus. I would think that any plant that was severely enough affected or even a bit affect by ToMV wouldn't be harvested due to the aesthetics. TMV on the other hand is Tomatoe Mosiac. A plant could carry it even though it was resistant I suppose but the chance of smoking a cigarette with TOMV and then another plant becoming affected is a bit of a stretch in my opinion, smoking near plants would make me more worried about clogging up the stomata of the plant/s. Robert Clarke et all in their book hemp pests and dieseases say that there are no visual symptoms of TMV or ToMV the only thing that was noticed was reduced vigor and yield. If you really believe you have these viruses, take a leaf (wearing gloves and all) and break it a bit and scratch say a tomatoe plant (that isn't resistant, say an heirloom) and rubbing the leave onto the plant and see if symptoms appear then you can easily identify it. I have a hard time believing tmv or tomv infects hemp with mosaic symptoms, I would be more inclined to believe it was alfalfa or cucumber mosaic, just my opinion. I have tried contacting hemp researchers about this and only one said they didn't have any information on it.