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NCPN Citrus
NCPN Citrus
NCPN Citrus
University of California
NCPN Citrus

Welcome to the National Clean Plant Network for Citrus


In Remembrance

Dr. Donald M. Ferrin, 61, founding member of the Citrus Clean Plant Network, passed away on December 25, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Find out more about his life and impact on science and those around him.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund in Don’s memory should write a check to the “LSU Foundation” indicating on the check that it is for the “Don Ferrin Student Teaching Fund”. Checks should be mailed to the department at:

Dr. Lawrence Datnoff

Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Department

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


The National Clean Plant Network for Citrus (NCPN Citrus) is a body of researchers, extension specialists, state regulatory personnel and industry stakeholders from California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Alabama , Louisiana and Hawaii that formed the NCPN Citrus, part of the National Clean Plant Network.

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, you need a source of clean or pathogen-tested budwood for citrus tree propagation.

The NCPN Citrus has established quarantine and certification programs in several of the major citrus-producing states to facilitate the importation, testing, and release of pathogen-tested citrus to nurserymen. The NCPN – Citrus maintains and makes available to the public an extensive collection of ancient and newly developed citrus from around the world suitable for any use, including juice, fresh fruit and ornamental landscape.

NCPN Citrus Brochure

Click the image to download a PDF version of the brochure. Or contact us to request printed copies.


Look Who's Talking About Citrus!

The "Save Our Citrus" iPhone and iPad app is now available!

The latest issue of Citrograph is available in PDF.

The Lindcove Research and Extension Center News blog recently posted "The Citrus at Lindcove was Delicious!" about their fruit display and testing event.

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