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Verticillium wilt regulations

Verticillium wilt is a disease of the vascular system of plants affecting more than 400 species worldwide.  A fungal disease caused by the soil borne organisms Verticillium dahliae and V. albo-atrum, it is common in both woody and herbaceous plants.  Some important crop hosts include mint, potato, cherry, eggplant, melon, alfalfa, roses, almonds, apricots, lilac, pear, olive, Spirea, Viburnum, hops, grapes, beans, cucumbers and catalpa.

Hops plants entering Washington and Idaho are regulated currently for Verticillium wilt disease, requiring both inspection and certification.  In addition, mint entry is regulated in Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.  Mint entering these states requires both inspection and certification.