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Services & Prices

 July 2013
Shipping and handling costs not included and will apply

Pathogen Testing - All varieties introduced into tissue culture are tested for a the following
pathogens: Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd), the viruses Potato virus A (PVA), Potato virus M
(PVM), Potato virus S (PVS), Potato virus X (PVX), Potato leafroll virus (PLRV), Potato latent virus
(PotLV), Potato Mop Top Virus (PMTV), the bacteria Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicum
(Cms) and Pectobacterium atrosepticum (=Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica or Eca), and with
general growth media for bacteria and fungi. The materials are guaranteed as pathogen-tested, not
pathogen-free, but we have never observed any undetected pathogens in our distributed planting

  1. Establishment of a variety/clone in-vitro with pathogen test history and pathogen elimination.
    Three to five in-vitro plantlets with pathogen test history will be provided:
    • Initial Charge: $1000.00 per variety.
    • An additional charge is made for the eradication of any viruses present at the rate of $500.00 per virus (virus elimination cannot be guaranteed, but we only been unsuccessful once in over 30 years)
  2. Maintenance of in-vitro varieties for third parties with minimum distribution of clones.
    • Minimum charge is $300.00 per variety per year; includes up to 12 (1 box) in-vitro plantlets if ordered.
  3. Sale of in-vitro pathogen-tested potato plantlets from the Cornell University in-vitro collection. Plantlets are provided in sterile plastic containers (Magenta boxes or equivalent), approximately 10 to 12 plantlets per box.
    • Minimum charge PER VARIETY is $300.00, regardless of the number of boxes ordered
    • Minimum order includes up to 10 Magneta boxes.
    • Handling (packaging and processing) $40
    • Shipping (estimated) ~$30
    • Deposit for magenta boxes (if included) $25 (refundable)

      Alternatively, plantlets can be removed from tissue culture, hardened off for one week in the greenhouse or in the growth facility, and shipped as bare rooted plantlets, the charge for processing is $35 per 100 plantlets; $20 for each subsequent lot of 100.
  4. Greenhouse grown minituber production and sale.
    • Greenhouse minituber production can be contracted for $40.00 per pound and requires a 50% down payment.
  5.  Nuclear Foundation Seed Potato Stocks.Order forms to contract nuclear foundation seed potato production are mailed out in November of each year and due toward the end of December. Inquiries about orders are welcome at any time of year. Field production of potato seed is limited to two or three field years (N-2 and N-3, respectively). Surplus seed of some varieties may be available in fall (November) for spring delivery the following year. A list of the current surplus is mailed out with the annual seed order forms in November. Inquiries can also be made directly by email or phone.
  6. Shipping and Handling
    • The charges for handling and shipping if not included in the above prices and will be added to the total order.
    • Estimates for these charges can be provided in advance. All products and services are subject to availability and are addressed on a case-by-case basis.
    • Prices are subject to change without notice.

NOTE: DO NOT SEND ANY POTATO PLANTS OR TUBERS TO THE CORNELL-UIHLEIN FARM IN LAKE PLACID. All plant material being supplied should be sent to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. For information, contact:

Dr. Keith L. Perry, Associate Professor
Director, New York State Foundation Seed Potato Program
Henry and Mildred Uihlein Professor of Plant Pathology
Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Cornell University
334 Plant Science Bldg.
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone: 607 254-8243

Chris Nobles, Manager
Uihlein Farm of Cornell University
281 Bear Cub Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Tel. (518) 523-3258
Fax (518) 523-4138