National Clean Plant Network
National Clean Plant Network
National Clean Plant Network
University of California
National Clean Plant Network

About The National Clean Plant Network

Our Mission:

The Network 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 National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) is a voluntary association of specialty crop networks that have joined to promote the use of pathogen-tested, healthy plant material for specialty crops in the United States. The Network operates under the auspices of three USDA agencies: the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Agricultural Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture which agree to cooperatively support research, quarantine and outreach activities.

     
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In 2005, representatives from grape and fruit tree industries pioneered the clean plant approach, holding a series of meetings to explore the formation of a national group devoted to focusing on foundation materials that are tested, treated and maintained as a healthy source of plant materials for growers in the United States. In 2008 stakeholders, industry members, scientists and other interested parties developed the current grape and fruit tree commodity groups. In 2010, berries, citrus and hops commodity groups joined the Network, and in 2015, sweetpotato and rose groups were added. Advisory committees that include industry representatives and researchers from throughout the country are an essential part of the equation for communicating priorities to the NCPN. Each specialty crop commodity group has its own governing body with representatives from industry, state and federal regulatory agencies, and research and extension areas in different regions of the country.

Additional Information about the NCPN

2007 Organizational Workshop

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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