NCPN People Winter 2017 Edition
NCPN Grape News
Dr. Maher Al-Rwahnih took over the reins as Diagnostic and Research Lab Director at Foundation Plant Services (FPS), UC Davis on July 1, 2016. He also serves as vice chair of the NCPN-Fruit Tree Tier 2, is on NCPN-Roses Tier 2 and is actively involved in the NCPN-Sweetpotato virology committee. Maher (pronounced Ma - her) originally hails from Jordan and spent time in Italy at the...
NCPN Roses News
Next time you are at an NCPN meeting and hear a friendly voice in a lilting French accent, it likely belongs to Jacques Ferare, an industry representative to the NCPN-Roses Tier 2 Committee. He is Vice President for Licensing and Rose Program Director at Star Roses and Plants in West Grove, Pa. A native of Nice, France, Jacques graduated from Colorado State University with a M.S. in...
NCPN Berries News
Bob Martin's interests are as diverse as the berry crops of which he is so passionate. Perhaps this is the result of growing up with 10 siblings and adapting to the wide variety of personalities and priorities on the family dairy farm in Wisconsin. Hard work and a can-do attitude shaped Bob's world view and the result is an ever-present smile and optimism that influences both his personal and professional life. Armed with a B.S. in Forestry and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of...
NCPN Citrus News
Huanglongbing On a global scale, one of the most important issues within citrus is the disease known as Huanglongbing (HLB), caused by several species of bacteria (Candidatus Liberibacter spp.) and vectored by phyllids, primarily the Asian citrus...
NCPN Fruit Tree News
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences, WSU News Prosser, Wash, - As new director of the Clean Plant Center Northwest, Scott Harper will help growers stop devastating crop viruses before they gain a foothold. His top priority is to grow the Northwest's supply of virus-free fruit trees, vines and hops. "The front line of the battle against...
NCPN Hops News
"We are an organic farming enterprise, committed to sustainable agricultural practices. Starting with virus-tested hop plants is a key strategy for establishing the healthiest, most robust acreage possible." --Brian Tennis Michigan Hop Alliance Today, though Washington, Oregon, and Idaho still produce 90 percent of the nation's crop, Michigan's efforts are now back on the map,...
NCPN Sweet Potato News
You'd think something named “sweetpotato” would be a bit more attractive, but the tuber's lack of visual appeal can be forgiven once it hits the palate. Sweetpotatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. But let's be honest—the sweetpotato's real charm is its versatility in providing a vessel for melted butter,...
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