Foundation Plant Services

Foundation Plant Services Announces New Director, Maher Al Rwahnih

Foundation Plant Services (FPS) at the University of California (UC) Davis is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maher Al Rwahnih as the next FPS Director. Maher’s extensive work with clean stock programs and viral diseases of woody plants along with his development of advanced diagnostic tools make him uniquely suited to advance the mission of FPS.

Foundation Plant Services

Since 1958, Foundation Plant Services has distributed virus-tested, professionally identified grape, fruit and nut tree propagation stock.

Foundation Plant Services produces, tests, maintains and distributes elite disease-tested plant propagation material; provides plant importation and quarantine, disease testing, virus elimination, and DNA identification services; coordinates release of UC-patented horticultural varieties; and links researchers, nurseries and producers.