Bad news pear grafters

Looks like no scion wood for the time being. :pensive:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/20721500/distribution/NCGR%20Xylella%20Response%20Plan%20Nov.2015.pdf

Yeah, I didn’t know if this was public information. We may be without the scionwood from the repository that usually stocks our scion exchange each spring near Portland, OR.

That’s bad news for me for sure. Suppose it wont hurt to grow the rootstocks for a year anyway. They will only get stronger.

Has anyone heard updates on the usda pear scion wood distribution program? It sounded like this usda quarantne would be an easy to resolve problem.

I have not heard, probaly best just to call them. If you can order scion from their site that would be a good indicator, i know since the ban went into affect you could not order from the site.