Membership Information

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The Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI) is a science-based, vegetable seed industry supported initiative to standardize the identification of plant pathogen strains and races based on sets of host differentials and reference plant pathogen races and strains.

 

Benefits of CPPSI Membership

  • Priority services for members as a center of plant pathogen strain resources and information and provides biannual overviews of these activities.
  • Member logo displayed on CPPSI website with a link to member’s website.
  • Provides a voice for members to address International Seed Federation (ISF) pathogen strain questions and input on international initiatives for consistent strain naming.
  • Provides access to reference materials and any written overviews that facilitate the identification of plant pathogen strains and races

 

Available CPPSI Information

The web-based CPPSI system provides access to standardized reference strains, seeds of differential hosts and informative instructional guides for the use in identification of plant pathogen strains important in vegetable production. Visit our White Papers section for more information. These materials can also be used to start up disease resistance screening programs. The CPPSI director also provides information, insights and resources for the understanding of disease resistance terminology, pathogen coding in collaborations with the International Seed Federation, European Seed Association, GEVES-MATREF and Naktuinbouw. 

 

How do I become a member?

All individuals, firms or corporations engaged in the distribution, breeding, production, testing and enhancement of seeds are eligible for membership in CPPSI. Send membership inquiries to Phyllis Himmel. Each member commits to paying an annual membership donation over a three-year term. Your gift will be assessed a 6% gift fee by UC Davis. Contact Phyllis Himmel by email or by phone at 530-752-5874 to receive a Membership Form. This form provides instructions on how to send your pledged gift by wire transfer and where to email your completed Membership Form. If sending a gift check, please include your completed Membership Form and mail both to:

Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification – attention Phyllis Himmel
UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center
Plant Reproductive Biology
1000 Extension Center Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Please consult the membership schedule below to determine your suggested support level and the appropriate annual gift amount payable by your organization. All individual firms or corporations engaged in the distribution, breeding, production, testing and enhancement of seeds are eligible. Each company commits to paying an annual membership donation for a three-year term according to their annual total gross sales in seeds, seed products, testing and/or enhancements as set forth in the categories below:

Sponsorship Level Annual Gross Sales   Annual Donation 
(for each 3-year pledge) 
Copper Annual gross sales of $0 - $1,000,000  $500*
Bronze  Annual gross sales of $1,000,001 - $15,000,000 $5,000
Steel  Annual gross sales of $15,000,001 - $45,000,000 $7,500
Silver  Annual gross sales of $45,000,001 - $75,000,000 $10,000
Gold Annual gross sales of $75,000,001 - $100,000,000 $15,000
Platinum Annual gross sales of $100,000,001 and over $20,000

* Individual, academic and nonprofit organizations are also eligible for membership at this level.

 

Any Questions?

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about membership and our collaboration. Please do not hesitate to email Phyllis Himmel at cppsi@ucdavis.edu or call (530) 752-5874.