I understand that there is a test available to determine if a hosta has Hosta virus X (HVX) - a viral disease that causes serious problems on many hosta cultivars. Is there any way for a private individual to get one or more hostas tested or is the test only available to commercial growers? I have many hostas and as far as I know, only one ever had the virus. It was a Hosta 'Guacamole' bought from a small stand at a farmers market. Once I identified the problem (which took a few years to become clear) I disposed of the plant and the surrounding soil. I have avoided planting other hostas in that location and try to be careful cleaning tools etc. but I worry that I may have inadvertently transmitted the virus to some of my older hostas before I knew what the problem was. All my subsequent hostas purchases were from a reputable grower who is very careful about the virus, so I'm assuming they are fine. What is the best way to clean tools to prevent the disease? Do I need to wash my gloves in detergent, or will just leaving them to dry for a few days kill the virus?