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

Frequently Asked Questions About NCPN

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What is meant by the term "network?"

The term “Network” as used in the program name describes the coordination between regional facilities that provide services and house working plant collections for certified planting stock. The network has an essential component of people from all areas of the United States working in coordination; i.e. a network of regulatory agency personnel, university scientists, nursery growers, industry experts, and other interested persons.

NCPN LogoThe 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 food crops in the United States. 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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