Plant Health

​​Oregon's Grape Pest & Disease Quarantine (OAR 603-052-0051) establishes a quarantine for all areas of the United States and Oregon where harmful grape pests and plant diseases, as defined in this rule, are found. All grapevine planting stock, including both potted and bareroot plants, cuttings, bench grafts, tissue culture plants, and seeds are covered by the quarantine. 

Harmful pests & diseases of grapevine covered by q​uarantine:  

PPA 7721 Grapevine Pathogen Testing Project

ODA's Plant Health Program has funds available for testing of Vitis spp. planting materials for several quarantine pathogens of concern for grapevine. These pathogens include Xylella fastidiosa (Pierce's Disease), Grapevine red blotch virus, and Grapevine leaf roll-associated virus 3. These pathogens were identified as being of significant concern to Oregon's grape industries.

Funding for testing is available through a Plant Protection Act Section 7721 (PPA 7721) grant awarded to the ODA Plant Health Program. Funding is available for 2022 and 2023. 

Pacific Northwest Grapevine Quarantine Harmonization Project

As part of a multi-state harmonization project, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) worked closely with stakeholders in all three states to update their respective state quarantines based on current science, regional pest and disease pressures, and industry needs.

​September 1, 2021 Sampling & Testing Requirements

​In addition to other quarantine requirements, beginning September 1, 2021, all Vitis spp. plants and plant parts, including cuttings, bare-root plants, and rooted plants are subject to one of the following: 

  1. ​​Must o​riginate from an approved certification program.  Currently, California and Washington are the only approved programs. 
  2. Must be sampled and tested for Grapevine red blotch virus and Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3. 
    • Mother vines must be sampled and tested within one year of shipment date.
    • Testing may be done by laboratories approved by the department. Up to 10 individual plants may be pooled per test. Contact Dipak Poudyal (Dipak.Poudyal@oda.oregon.gov) ​for more information.​
Phytosanitary certificates indicating tested status must accompany all shipments. 

Notification Requirements for Importing Grapevine into Oregon

  • ​Notification is required for all shipments of Vitis spp. plants and plant parts ​as described in OAR 603-054-0027
  • Recipients shall notify the department no later than two days after shipment arrival of the following information: 
    • ​Number of grapevines, rootstocks, seeds, or softwood cuttings
    • Shipper's name and address
    • Consignee's name and address
    • Approximate date of delivery 
    • Applicable copies of phytosanitary certificates and lab reports​​
  • Ways to notify:
    • Email quarantine@oda.state.or.us​ 
    • FAX 503.986.4564
    • Mail to Nursery Program, Oregon Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Oregon Grapevine Quarantine Rulemaking Documents (2021)



















​Contact

Elizabeth Savory
Program Manager
Plant Health
Phone: 503-986-4570
Dipak Poudyal
Plant Pathologist
Plant Health
Phone: 503-986-4664
Chris Benemann
Program Manager
Nursery & Christmas Tree
Phone: 503-986-4678

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