Welcome to the National Clean Plant Network for Citrus
Welcome to NCPN-Citrus
- The National Clean Plant Network-Citrus (NCPN-Citrus) was established in 2010 and is part of the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN), which is concerned with the health of vegetatively propagated specialty crops.
- NCPN-Citrus will ensure the high quality (true-to-type) citrus propagative materials are produced (therapy & diagnostics), maintained (management & retesting of foundation blocks & nursery sources), and distributed throughout the USA under the standards of excellence established by the NCPN governance.
- Citrus is susceptible to many diseases caused by viruses and other graft-transmissible pathogens. These diseases severely limit tree growth and reduce yields. To prevent the spread of these potentially devastating diseases, a source of clean or pathogen-tested budwood for citrus tree propagation is essential.
Georgios Vidalakis - Award for Citrus Work
Georgios Vidalakis wins the 2018 Excellence in Regulatory Affairs and Crop Security award for his outstanding contributions to citrus regulatory plant pathology from the American Phytopathological Society.