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FPS houses and maintains the Foundation collections for the California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CFDA) Registration and Certification programs for grapevines, deciduous fruit and nut trees, and strawberries, FPS stock qualifies and serves as primary source material for commercial increase for entire industries. Though disease-tested propagating material can be purchased by anyone, FPS programs are primarily geared toward the distribution of small quantities of commercially-important propagating stock to nurseries and others who increase the stock for sale to commercial growers.
FPS is also the home of the largest grape importation facility in the United States, using state-of-the-art disease testing and elimination technology to successfully advance foreign grape selections through quarantine for evaluation and use nationally by the various grape industries.
Grapevine and fruit and nut tree PCR pathogen testing is available from FPS to researchers, nurseries, and growers, and DNA varietal identity testing and profiling is available for grapevines and walnuts. These services are provided on a fee-for-service basis.
Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis is the source of Foundation grapevine material for the nursery industry. Its staff can provide information about possible sources for obtaining this stock.
Alley, L., and Golino, D. 2000. The origins of the grape program at Foundation Plant Materials Service. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, Proceedings of the 50th Annual ASEV Meeting, Seattle, WA. AJEV 51:222-230. Purchase Proceedings
Anonymous. California Grape Registration and Certification Regulations. Effective January 30, 1984. California Department of Food and Agriculture. View (pdf)
Anonymous. Draft Revision of the California Grape Registration and Certification Regulations. August 14, 1997. California Department of Food and Agriculture. View (pdf)
Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Title 3. Food and Agriculture Division 4. Plant Industry Chapter 3. Entomology and Plant Quarantine Subchapter 2. Nursery Stock Article 5. Registration and Certification of Grapevines (pdf). Effective July 1, 2010.
Cunningham, M. 2010. Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard is Under Way (pdf). FPS Grape Program Newsletter, Foundation Plant Services, University of California, Davis, California. October 2010:1,38-40.
Golino, D. 2010. From the Director’s Desk (pdf). FPS Grape Program Newsletter. Foundation Plant Services, University of California, Davis, California. October 2010:3.
Golino, D. 2000. Trade in grapevine plant materials: local, national and worldwide perspectives. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, Proceedings of the 50th Annual ASEV Meeting, Seattle, WA. AJEV 51:216-221. Purchase Proceedings
Golino, D. and Wolpert, J. 2003. Vine Selection and Clones (pdf). Pages 8-11 in: Wine Grape Varieties in California. University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Publication 3419, Oakland, CA. Buy book
Nelson-Kluk, S. 2005. FPS Custom Importation and Clean Stock Services (pdf). Foundation Plant Services Grape Program Newsletter. Fall 2005:6-7.
Rowhani, A. Uyemoto, J.K., Golino, D., and Martelli, G.P. 2005. Pathogen Testing and Certification of Vitis and Prunus Species. Annual Review of Phytopathology 43: 261-278.
Walker, M.A. 2000. UC Davis' role in Improving California's Grape Planting Materials. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, Proceedings of the 50th Annual ASEV Meeting, Seattle, WA. AJEV 51:209-215. Purchase Proceedings
Weber, E., Golino, D.A. and Rowhani, A. 2002. Laboratory testing for grapevine virus diseases (pdf). Practical Winery and Vineyard XXII (2):13-26.