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NCPN Berries News

Berries, NCPN Network News, Spring 2017

John Clark

John R Clark, Distinguished Professor, University of Arkansas “Back in the early to mid-2000s, two major developments occurred that impacted blackberry production, particularly in the South and California. The first was the identification of several new viruses present in blackberries, including blackberry yellow vein associated virus, followed by a number of others along with numerous virus combinations in subsequent years. The second development was a substantial increase in planting...

Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:02 AM

NCPN Network News Winter 2017 Berries

Bob Martin is the USDA-ARS Research Leader and Research Plant Pathologist at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis Oregon. He serves as a representative on the National Clean Plant Network-Berries Tier 2.

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...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 9:26 PM

NCPN Berry news - June 2016

Harmonization of Blueberry and Rubus Certification Guidelines The NCPN-Berries group is working with various State Departments of Agriculture to implement pilot projects on the Harmonization of Blueberry and Rubus certification.  These efforts are being supported through the Farm Bill section 10007 on Protecting American Agriculture. Pilot projects are underway for blueberry in Michigan, Oregon and Washington. Virfind Bioinformatics Pipeline Virfind is a custom-made bioinformatics...

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:15 AM

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NCPN LogoThe National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) produces and distributes asexually propagated plant material free of targeted graft transmissible plant pathogens to ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers and to protect the environment. The NCPN operates under the auspices of three agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).



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