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Research Project: National Clean Plant Network - Berries

Location: Horticultural Crops Disease and Pest Management Research Unit

Project Number: 2072-22000-046-035-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2022
End Date: Sep 30, 2023

1. Maintain & test G1 foundation & advance breeder selections; 2. Provide diagnostics to berry stakeholders; 3. Distribute G1 foundation plants and advance breeder selections; 4. Apply therapies to eliminate target pathogens from infected genotypes; 5. Maintain CIP genotypes for diagnostic testing and release; and 6. Maintain large virus positive collection for diagnostics and research.

To achieve project goals of this project, we will: maintain virus free tissue culture and G1 foundation plants; provide diagnostics to stakeholders; distribute clean G1 and advanced breeding genotypes; apply therapies to eliminate viruses; maintain and test material under control import permit; and maintain a virus positive culture collection. These activities will have an impact on stakeholders by: supporting their compliance with government regulations to import and maintain disease free material; producing and propagating virus indexed plants; and supporting the movement of germplasm and plant material between state and borders and internationally.