Registration of New Cultivars

Those listed below are responsible for registering new fruit and nut cultivars. They insure that cultivar names have not been previously used, that accurate descriptions of cultivars are given, and that descriptions are published in the official “Brooks and Olmo” Register.

To register a new cultivar contact the appropriate registrar.

Registrar List Editors and Coordinators:


Apple

Apple Cultivars

Jim Luby
Department of Horticultural Science
305 Alderman Hall
1970 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Dave Bedford
Department of Horticultural Science
University of Minnesota
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Apple Rootstock

Gennaro Fazio
NYAES
Department of Horticultural Science
Geneva, NY 14456

Mike Parker
North Carolina State University
150 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Apricot

Craig Ledbetter
USDA-ARS
San Joaquin Valley Ag. Sciences Center
9611 S. Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648-9757

Rootstock

Thomas G. Beckman
USDA-ARS
Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab
21 Dunbar Rd.
Byron, GA 31008

Avocado

Mary Lu Arpaia
Kearney Agricultural Center
9240 S. Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648

Berries

Blueberry

Mark Ehlenfeldt
USDA-ARS
Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research
125a Lake Oswego
Chatsworth, NJ  08019

Blackberry

John R. Clark
316 Plant Science Bldg.
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Chad E. Finn
USDA-ARS
Center for Small Fruit Research
3420 NW Orchard Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Cranberry

Nick Vorsa
Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research
125a Lake Oswego
Chatsworth, NJ  08019

Currant & Gooseberry

Kim E. Hummer
USDA-ARS
National Clonal Germplasm Repository
33447 Peoria Road
Corvallis, OR 97333

Elderberry

Patrick Byers
University of Missouri Extension
2400 S Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Raspberry

Patrick Moore
WSU-Puyallup
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371-4998

Strawberry

Kim Lewers
USDA-ARS
Center for Small Fruit Research
3420 NW Orchard Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Cherry

Tart Cherry

Amy F. Iezzoni
Michigan State University
Department of Horticulture
East Lansing, MI 48824

Sweet Cherry

Gregory A. Lang
Michigan State University
Department of Horticulture
East Lansing, MI 48824

Cherry Rootstock

Amy Iezzoni
Gregory Lang

Citrus

Ed Stover
USDA-ARS
Horticultural Research Laboratory
2001 South Rock Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Grape & Rootstock

Chris Owens
Grape Genetics Research Unit
USDA, ARS
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY   14456

Kiwifruit

Ross Ferguson

Nuts

Almond

Thomas M. Gradziel
University of California
Dept. of Pomology
Davis, CA 95616

Almond Rootstock

Thomas G. Beckman
USDA-ARS
Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab
21 Dunbar Rd.
Byron, GA 31008

Black Walnut

William Reid
P.O. Box 247
Chetopa, KS 67336

Persian Walnut

Chuck Leslie
Department of Plant Sciences
1092 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616

Hazelnut

Shawn Mehlenbacher
Department of Horticulture
4017 Ag and Life Sciences Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331-7304

Pecan

L. J. Grauke
USDA-ARS
National Clonal Germplasm Repository
Route 2 Box 133
Sommerville, TX 77879

Tommy Thompson
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Pistachio

Dan Parfitt
UC-Davis
2025 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616

Paw Paw

Kirk Pomper
Kentucky State University
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Peach & Nectarine

Ksenija Gasic
Biosystems Research Complex 112
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Dick Okie
USDA-ARS, Byron, GA
Retired

Rootstock

Thomas G. Beckman
USDA-ARS
Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab
21 Dunbar Rd.
Byron, GA 31008

Pear & Quince

Joseph D. Postman
USDA-ARS
National Clonal Germplasm Repository
33447 Peoria Road
Corvallis, OR 97333

Plum & Prune

European Plum

Japanese Plum

Pluot

Ksenija Gasic
Biosystems Research Complex 112
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Rootstock

Thomas G. Beckman
USDA-ARS
Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab
21 Dunbar Rd.
Byron, GA 31008

Tropical Fruit

David Karp
UC Riverside
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

Pomegranate

John Chater