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WAC 16-354-090

Hop planting stock grades and standards.

(1) Grades for hop clones which inherently produce slips or rhizomes and/or layered stem cuttings of small caliper shall be determined by a committee appointed by the Washington hop commission.
(2) Washington No. 1 shall consist of hop slips or rhizomes and/or layered stem cuttings of one strain, not less than five inches in length and not less than five-sixteenths inch in diameter and containing at least one visible bud, crowns not less than six inches in length and not less than three-fourths inch in diameter, with one or more visible buds which are:
(a) Fairly fresh.
(b) Firm.
(c) Moist.
(d) Fairly clean.
(e) Free from damage caused by:
(i) Mold.
(ii) Freezing injury.
(iii) Broken or mutilated planting stock.
(iv) Crown gall.
(v) Black rot.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.14 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 09-18-115, § 16-354-090, filed 9/2/09, effective 10/3/09. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.14 RCW. WSR 85-15-046 (Order 1867), § 16-354-090, filed 7/16/85.]
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