Certification by the Department shall not imply or be construed
as any warranty of the Department, the school, or its employees as to the
condition of strawberry nursery stock. The following requirements and
conditions shall be met in order to qualify for consideration of certification
of strawberry nursery stock:
applicant for such certification under these regulations shall be responsible
for the selection of the location and the proper maintenance of a planting
being grown. The applicant shall also be responsible for maintaining the
identity of all of said nursery stock. The Department or school shall be
notified by the applicant in advance of the planting, replanting, or removal of
strawberry nursery stock in order that necessary inspections may be made or
approval granted prior to the performance thereof.
(2) Each planting shall be located in an area
in which viruses or other systemic pathogens affecting strawberries are not
prevalent and in which there is adequate isolation from planting for strawberry
fruit production. Plantings located in the Willamette Valley shall be
considered adequately isolated only if such are grown in an insect-proof
screenhouse. A planting shall not be located on land where the strawberry red
stele disease has occurred. Each of said planting areas shall be inspected and
approved by the Department prior to planting.
(3) Registered stock fields shall be
separated from certified stockfields by not less than 500 feet and by at least
one mile from all other commercial uncertified strawberries.
(4) Each planting shall be kept in a thrifty
growing condition and pests shall be kept under intensive control. Preplant
treatment of nematocides may be required; insecticides effective against aphids
shall be applied during the growing season.
For purposes of determining eligibility
of strawberry nursery stock for certification in accordance with OAR
of these regulations, the following shall apply:
To be acceptable in a planting in a
foundation block a plant shall be:
Nuclear stock; or
stock which is a progeny of a plant from a foundation block that was tested by
indexing the previous season; or
(C) Such other plants as are determined to
have an equivalent known history.
(b) To be acceptable for planting in an
increase block, a plant shall be first-year propagation from foundation stock
produced in a foundation block;
To be acceptable for planting in a certified block, a plant shall be first-year
propagation from registered stock produced in an increase block or first-year
propagation from foundation stock produced in a foundation block, or
propagation from a first-year certified field.