Dec. 16, 2008, Western (Tier 3) Meeting, Davis,CA
Arinto Shoot Tip.
The Western Grape CPN met in Davis, California, on December 16, 2008. At the organizational meeting on July 08, 2008, grape clean plant network stakeholders and participants had agreed to conduct an email nomination process and an email ballot for the election of the Western Grape CPN board. The results of the election were announced at this meeting. Deborah Golino (FPS/UC Davis) was elected Chair and Bob Martin (USDA/Oregon) was elected Vice-Chair of the WGCPN.
The minutes and other documentation are posted below.
Oct 8, 2008 Eastern (Tier 3) Meeting, Geneva, NY
The first meeting of the Eastern Grape Clean Plant Network was held at Cornell University (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station) in Geneva, New York, on October 8, 2008. Keith Striegler (Missouri) was elected Chair and Marc Fuchs (Cornell) was elected Vice-Chair of the regional network. The minutes, presentations and other documents associated with the meeting are posted below.
July 8, 2008 Meeting, Davis, CA
The first organizational meeting of the National Grape Clean Plant Network was held at UC Davis, California, on July 8, 2008, and included stakeholders, grapevine clean plant centers and other interested parties from throughout the nation. Many important decisions were made at the meeting, including the decision to establish a tiered structure for the Grape CPN. The national network that provided oversight for the regional networks was named the National Grape Clean Plant Network (Tier 2). The Eastern and Western Clean Plant Networks were designated Tier 3 bodies, designed to represent diverse regional interests within the grape community.
The decisions made at the organizational meeting are embodied in the minutes (posted below). Other presentations and reports from the meeting are also included below.
April 8, 2008 Western (Tier 3) Meeting, Davis, CA
Grape tip on forceps.
This initial exploratory meeting for a western region clean plant network was held for grape and fruit tree stakeholders, clean plant centers and other interested parties at the University of California, Davis, on April 8, 2008. Discussion at the meeting centered around creation of a national clean plant network for both crops and the appropriate certification and testing standards for both grapes and fruit trees. Persons interested in the grape clean plant network met in the morning and the tree section met in the afternoon.