WWIF Grant Update

In addition to the Harmonizing Grapevine Nursery Stock Certification Program Grant that WWIF currently manages, WWIF has recently been awarded two grants. Read on for a brief overview.

 

GRANTS IN PROCESS

Harmonizing Grapevine Nursery Stock Certification Programs in the Pacific Northwest

Funded through USDA APHIS

Amount Awarded: $74,750

Project Ends: June 30, 2017

To harmonize quarantine pest lists and multistate certification programs for grapevine nursery stock to increase participation and ease interstate shipments of virus-tested grapevine plants within the Pacific Northwest. WWIF is collaborating with the agriculture departments for Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

 

GRANTS JUST AWARDED

Data Management Software

Funded through ALTRIA

Award: $40,000

This project will update Vinewise® and Winerywise™ for the industry, making them easier to access and use.

 

Harmonizing Grapevine Nursery Stock Certification Programs in the Pacific Northwest

Funded through USDA APHIS (year 2 of project)

Award: $78,000

The next step of a two-year project designed to create a regional approach to grapevine virus certification by harmonizing quarantines and regulatory programs for grapevine nursery stock certification in three adjacent states (Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). The first year engaged stakeholder groups and agencies in comparing existing grapevine pest quarantines and certification programs, developing a common pest list, and identifying universally acceptable testing methods and cultural mitigations for common pests. The second year will be spent on implementing a pilot study of harmonized quarantine pest lists and certification programs in all three states. Grower involvement and outreach will be a key component in gaining acceptance and adoption of the end product(s).

 


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