HVX, what would you do?
I bought a Royal Standard in late summer 2012. It came up with HVX in 2013. I informed the retail nursery (Jackson's) and learned that the wholesale nursery was Green Lake, a local wholesale nursery that sells many kinds of plants. I had previously emailed or talked to them about their HVX program and they didn't have one or know what HVX was. So, I told them what it was. After mine tested positive, I sent them links, information and Idiothe's rant about European starts.
I told my neighborhood nursery (Brumley's) about the HVX thing when I heard they were buying from Green Lake (2013). I even provided a test strip for them to test some hosta they had.
Fast Forward. I found a Royal Standard infected with HVX from Green Lake at Brumley's yesterday. I told them and they removed the hosta. I emailed the owner last evening.
I am considering turning Green Lake in to the Agriculture Department. I have no evidence, though. I have the photos I took of my infected plant and the photos of the test strip. I didn't take a photo of the one yesterday.
So, what would you do? Would you just ignore it and don't go there anymore? Would you spend you time trying to do something about it? I know they also sell to Northhaven Gardens. I quit shopping there already because of their lack of interest in HVX. I've also quit shopping at Jackson's. Pretty soon, I'll have no where to buy plants.