Florida, Citrus CPN
Florida’s Citrus Nursery Stock Certification Program is administered by staff employees of the Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration, which is part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. The objective of the nursery stock program is to assist growers and nurserymen in the production of horticulturally superior citrus nursery stock that is believed to be free of viruses and other graft-transmissible diseases.
Foundation budwood program is used to establish nursery scion and increase blocks in commercial nurseries. Additional important program functions are the supervision of all citrus nursery propagations and the maintenance of detailed records to retain positive clonal identity of registered, pathogen-tested nursery trees offered to Florida citrus growers.