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

NCPN Origins

Organizational Workshop

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Extensive discussion preceded the formation of the National Clean Plant Network. A planning meeting where a mission statement was created and clean plant goals and objectives were debated was held at APHIS Headquarters, Riverdale, Maryland on May 8-9, 2007. 

Clean plant network goals and strategies for providing industry with healthy plant material were discussed in a facilitated workshop with focus groups.The workshop discussions are available below. 

Workshop Group Discussions
 
The NPCN will provide foundation stock to industry within prescribed state and federal certification schemes.   The NCPN will develop and implement a management structure that ensures continual, unimpeded flow of information throughout the network.
National Clean Plant Network Goal #3 Workshop Break-Out Group May 8, 2007 (Powerpoint) 000 Management Structure Breakout session: Goal 1 (MS PowerPoint)
National Clean Plant Network Goal #3 Workshop Break-Out Group May 8, 2007 (PDF)   Management Structure Breakout session: Goal 1 (PDF)
Notes from Breakout session on Goal #3 May 8, 2007 (MS Word)   Notes from NCPN Management Structure Discussion
     
The NCPN will develop a plan to evaluate the performance of programs.   The NCPN will provide rapid and safe introduction of selections from foreign and domestic sources for testing and commercial development.
Program Performance Evaluation Workshop Breakout Session: Goal 7 (MS PowerPoint)   Workshop Breakout Session Goal 2: Rapid and Safe Introductions (MS PowerPoint)
Program Performance Evaluation Workshop Breakout Session: Goal 7 (PDF)   Workshop Breakout Session Goal 2: Rapid and Safe Introductions (PDF)
 
Goal 4: The NCPN will develop new techniques for testing plants for pathogens and pests and will implement the most appropriate technology. Goal 5: The NCPN will develop new, more rapid techniques for eliminating pathogens and pests from economically important specialty crop plans for planting and will implement the most appropriate technology.
Diagnostics and Treatments Workshop Breakout Session: Goals 4 and 5 (MS PowerPoint)
Diagnostics and Treatments Workshop Breakout Session: Goals 4 and 5 (PDF)
Notes of the Diagnostics and Elimination Breakout Group May 8, 2007
Feedback Notes on Presentations for Each Goal of the NCPN Strategic Plan - May 9, 2007

 

 

First General Meeting, March 2009 (Washington, D.C.)

The first general meeting of the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) was convened at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2009.  The members of the Core Working Group acted as hosts and introduced the newly appointed members of the NCPN Governing Body (Tier 1).  Those board members are: Bill Dickerson (ARS, Center for Plant Health, Science & Technology, North Carolina), Wayne Dixon (Florida State Department of Agriculture), Joseph Postman (USDA, Corvallis, Oregon), Ken Rauscher (Plant Board and Michigan State Department of Agriculture), and Tom Wessels (Washington State Department of Agriculture).

Meryl Broussard (CSREES), Dr. Ed Knipling (ARS), and Kevin Shea (APHIS) sign the Memorandum of Understanding on March 26, 2009
Meryl Broussard (CSREES), Dr. Ed Knipling (ARS), and Kevin Shea (APHIS) sign the Memorandum of Understanding on March 26, 2009
One of the highlights of the meeting was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by three USDA agencies - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES).  In the MOU, the three agencies agreed to cooperatively support research, quarantine and outreach activities for the newly-organized NCPN. 

 
First General Meeting, March 2009 - documents and presentations

NCPN DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN - ver. 7.8.1 (March 20,2009)

Second General Meeting, May 2010 (Davis, California)

California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura welcomes NCPN
California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura welcomes NCPN

The second general meeting of the NCPN Governing Board was held at the University of California, Davis, on May 11-12, 2010.  The formal meeting was followed on May 13 by a tour of a California nursery and grape grower's research vineyard in the Central Valley. 
Several of the commodity clean plant networks and other NCPN-related committees also met in Davis during the week of May 10-14.

Second General Meeting, May 2010 - documents and presentations

 

 

 

Third General Meeting, November, 2011 (Riverdale, MD)

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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