Introducing New Varieties

The process of testing and eliminating viruses in fruit trees, grapevines and hops is time consuming. Through a federal grant we  are able to subsidize the cost of a certain number of introductions each year.

Introductions accepted into the program can be

  • Public
  • Private Domestic
  • Private Foreign

All introductions undergo virus testing and therapy if needed before they are released or put into our retention program.

“Public” refers to material that is freely distributed without license fees or restrictions.

 

The CPCNW accepts introduction requests from March through December annually. To reserve a spot, return an Introduction Agreement – PDF to CPCNW@WSU.EDU.

Grapevine and Hop material to be introduced into the CPCNW must go through a nomination process. Please return the Grapevine Nomination Form – PDF and/or Hop Nomination Form – PDF to CPCNW@WSU.EDU by the end of the introduction request period.

All requests (fruit tree, grapevine and hop) must be submitted with an Introduction Agreement – PDF. Forms must be emailed to the CPCNW Coordinator before the nomination period ends.

Fruit Tree Introductions

Each U.S. customer/company will be given the opportunity to introduce four (4) varieties fruit tree at the subsidized rate per year, until the total number of subsidized accessions have been reached, under the following prioritization system:

  1. Public Varieties
  2. Varieties developed from State or Federal breeding programs
  3. Proprietary varieties developed or sponsored in the Pacific Northwest
  4. Proprietary varieties developed or sponsored outside the Pacific Northwest

A U.S. customer/company may introduce additional varieties at the full rate at the time of introduction.

Foreign customers/companies are not eligible for the subsidized rate, unless the material is sponsored by a U.S. customer/company.

Public and Domestic Fruit Tree Varieties- For public and proprietary domestic varieties, send four budwood sticks with 10 buds each, collected from a single tree in January-February.

Variety introduction for Fruit Tree – Directions PDF

Each shipment must include a Packing List for Domestic Material – PDF

 

Foreign Fruit Tree Varieties – To introduce foreign varieties, contact CPCNW Coordinator to obtain a copy of our import permit and a label for shipping the samples to USDA-APHIS in Beltsville, Maryland for inspection. This inspection is REQUIRED. CPCNW will not accept foreign material that has not been released by APHIS. Send four budwood sticks with 10-15 buds each, collected from a single tree (sticks should be the thickness of a pencil).

Variety introduction for Fruit Tree foreign material – Directions PDF

Each shipment must include a Packing List for Foreign Material – PDF

Fruit Tree – Clean Plant Services and Prices

U.S. Public Selection Virus Testing and Treatment: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $2000.00 per selection
U.S. Proprietary Selection Virus Testing and Treatment: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $4000.00 per selection
Foreign Proprietary Selection Virus Testing and Treatment: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify the selection for release from federal quarantine. $10,000.00 per selection
Public or Proprietary Selection Introductions Exceeding the Subsidized Limit: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $10,000 per selection
Proprietary Plant Retention in CPCNW facilities: A total of two (2) plants will be maintained under contained screen-house conditions at the CPCNW facility. Additional plants of a selection may be requested for a fee. $500.00 per selection year 1 set-up

$300.00 per selection year(s) 2+

$100.00 per annum per additional plant

Provisional Release

Budwood and reference trees from varieties that test free of all targeted viruses in the first year of our testing may qualify for provisional release with the approval of the budwood recipient’s State department of agriculture for domestic introductions and USDA-APHIS permission for foreign introductions. This allows the recipient to establish mother plants in their nursery block only. Full release permission (based on second- and third-year of testing) is required before plants can be distributed to growers by the nursery.

Questions

Please contact the CPCNW coordinator with any questions about the fruit tree introduction process.

Grape Introductions

On an annual basis the Clean Plant Center Northwest (CPCNW) allows for the limited introduction of new grapevine selections (public or proprietary) at a subsidize rate. Introduction requests are accepted from March through December annually.

The priority ranking for applications is:

  1. Public varieties
  2. Proprietary varieties owned/Sponsored by a Washington, Oregon or Idaho resident
  3. Proprietary varieties owned/Sponsored by a resident in the U.S. outside of Washington, Oregon or Idaho

Publicrefers to material that is freely distributed without license fees or restrictions.

Applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Block Advisory Group for approval or rejection in January or February annually, ten submissions will be selected for introduction at the subsidized rate. Successful applications will be notified by the CPCNW Coordinator in March 2018.

Grapevine Nomination Form – PDF must be sent to the CPCNW at CPCNW@WSU.EDU. Requests must include:

  • Submitter’s Name, Address and Phone Number
  • Public or Proprietary Selection
  • TTB Approved Prime Name
  • Synonyms (if known)
  • Clonal Number

Grape – Clean Plant Services and Pricing

U.S. Public Selection Virus Testing and Treatment: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $2000.00 per selection*
U.S. Proprietary Selection Virus Testing and Treatment: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $4000.00 per selection*
U.S. Public or Proprietary Selection Introductions Exceeding the Subsidized Limit: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $10,000 per selection
Proprietary Plant Retention in CPCNW facilities: A total of two (2) plants will be maintained under contained screen-house conditions at the CPCNW facility. Additional plants of a selection may be requested for a fee. $500.00 per selection year 1 set-up

$300.00 per selection year(s) 2+

$100.00 per annum per additional plant

Hop Introductions

On an annual basis the Clean Plant Center Northwest (CPCNW) allows for the limited introduction of new grapevine selections (public or proprietary) at a subsidize rate. Introduction requests are accepted from March through December annually.

The priority ranking for applications is:

  1. Public varieties
  2. Proprietary varieties owned/Sponsored by a Washington, Oregon or Idaho resident
  3. Proprietary varieties owned/Sponsored by a resident in the U.S. outside of Washington, Oregon or Idaho

Publicrefers to material that is freely distributed without license fees or restrictions.

Applications will be reviewed by the NCPN Hop Tier Two Advisory Group for approval or rejection in January or February 2018, five submissions will be selected for introduction at the subsidized rate. Successful applications will be notified by the CPCNW Coordinator in March 2018.

Approved sponsored selections will only be distributed with approval and direction from the sponsor.

Hop Nomination Form – PDF and Introduction Agreement – PDF must be sent to the CPCNW at CPCNW@WSU.EDU 

Hop – Clean Plant Services and Pricing

U.S. Public Selection Virus Testing and Treatment: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $2000.00 per selection
U.S. Proprietary Selection Virus Testing and Treatment: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $4000.00 per selection
U.S. Public or Proprietary Selection Introductions Exceeding the Subsidized Limit: Plant propagation, testing for viruses and viral-like pathogens, followed by pathogen elimination using plant-appropriate methods, if needed, to qualify foreign or domestic selections for release from state and/or federal quarantine. $7,000 per selection
Proprietary Plant Retention in CPCNW facilities: A total of two (2) plants will be maintained under contained screen-house conditions at the CPCNW facility. Additional plants of a selection may be requested for a fee. $500.00 per selection year 1 set-up

$300.00 per selection year(s) 2+

$100.00 per annum per additional plant