Jan. 2020. In this issue of Network News, we will take a close look at the realized and future impacts of the bacterial disease, Huanglongbing (HLB), on citrus-growing regions of the United States and why, as a vital contributor to human health, this impact is so important to all of us.
Past Newsletters (pdf)
- Welcome edition, August 2016
- NCPN People, Feb 2017
- Benefits of NCPN, June 2017
- Proposal Time! September 2017
- Roses Feature Edition, January 2018
- Sweetpotato Feature Edition, May 2018
- Special Initiatives, December 2018
- Grapes Feature Edition, March, 2019
- Berries Feature Edition, June 2019
- Special Initiatives Update, August, 2019
Stories from Around the Network
NCPN Grape News
Grapevine ‘Variety Focus' lectures are now available on Foundation Plant Service's website at http://fps.ucdavis.edu/VarietyFocus.cfm. These lectures, from 2005-2011, were given by a...
Wine quality is affected by a very common disease, leafroll disease, which reduces sugar content and color of grapes and increases acidity. Leafroll disease is caused by one or more viruses in the...
NCPN Hops News
Start clean by purchasing virus tested hops for your yard and stay clean by following best management practices outlined in the link below. https://www.usahops.org/cabinet/data/Field-Guide.pdf
Plant with propagation material that is virus indexed. Destroy and replace diseased plants with virus-indexed plants as soon as possible to limit spread. Start work in virus-indexed yards before...
NCPN Berries News
Plant resistant varieties where available. Never propagate from material that has not been virus-tested. Know the viruses that circulate in your area and their vectors. Never plant in fields...
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...
NCPN Roses News
New open access article on RRD published by HortScience: What is Rose Rosette Disease? http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/53/5.toc
View the 'What Wednesday' video clip on Rose Rosette disease: https://www.facebook.com/ TXPlantClinic/videos/ 10154736863317558/ Are you aware there is a website dedicated to Rose Rosette...
NCPN Citrus News
Joint Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists XXI and the International Research Conference on Huanglongbing
Joint Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists XXI and the International Research Conference on Huanglongbing March 10-15, 2019 Riverside...
Georgios Vidalakis, chair of NCPN-Citrus, has been recognized by the American Phytopathological Society for his outstanding contributions to regulatory plant pathology and crop security....
NCPN Sweet Potato News
"Excising sweetpotato microshoot tips for virus elimination therapy” is now available on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShvNqgbPSiE
Virus indexing is a method used to determine the presence and identity of sweetpotato viruses. The Brazilian morning glory (Ipomoea setosa), a close relative to sweetpotato, is sensitive to...
NCPN Fruit Tree News
RosBREED is a national research and extension team focused on targeting breeding approaches in Rosaceae crops for disease resistance, horticultural quality and increased consumer satisfaction. Learn...
Virus distribution changes with the seasons. In the winter, collect 8-10 inch one-year-old dormant bud sticks. In the summer collect flowers and leaf bud sticks from all major scaffolds and limbs....