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WAC 16-354-005

Hop planting stock—General.

(1) Planting stocks of hops and hop plants (Humulus lupulus L.) may be designated as foundation stock, registered stock or certified stock, if the planting stock and plants from which it was produced have been inspected and tested in accordance with procedures and requirements outlined in this chapter. At a minimum, these procedures and requirements deal with hop stunt viroid, arabis mosaic viruses, Ilar viruses and virus-like diseases, downy mildew, verticillium wilt, crown gall, rootknot nematode, hop cyst nematode and other serious pests.
(2) Issuance of a state of Washington certified plant tag, stamp, or other document under this chapter means only that the tagged, stamped, or otherwise documented planting stock has been subjected to procedures and requirements described in this chapter and determined to be in compliance with its standards and requirements. The department disclaims all express or implied warranties, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose, regarding all plants, plant parts, and plant materials under this chapter.
(3) The department is not responsible for disease, genetic disorders, off-type, failure of performance, mislabeling, or otherwise, in connection with this chapter. No grower, nursery dealer, government official or other person is authorized to give any expressed or implied warranty, or to accept financial responsibility on behalf of the department regarding this chapter.
(4) Participation in the hop planting stock certification program is voluntary.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.14 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 09-18-115, § 16-354-005, filed 9/2/09, effective 10/3/09. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.14 RCW. WSR 98-09-049, § 16-354-005, filed 4/15/98, effective 5/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.14.030 (2), (5). WSR 95-18-034 (Order 5083), § 16-354-005, filed 8/28/95, effective 9/28/95. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.14 and 17.24 RCW. WSR 91-08-016 (Order 2077), § 16-354-005, filed 3/27/91, effective 4/27/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.14 RCW. WSR 85-15-046 (Order 1867), § 16-354-005, filed 7/16/85; Order 1264, § 16-354-005, filed 5/10/72.]
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