NCPN Rose
NCPN Rose
NCPN Rose
University of California
NCPN Rose

About NCPN Rose

NCPN Roses is an association of clean plant centers, scientists, educators, state and federal regulators, large and small nurseries, rosarians and growers of garden and cut flower roses that act together to ensure that rose budwood and rootstock is clean and available. It was established in 2015 and is part of the NCPN specialty crops network.

About the Rose

Rose was declared the national flower of the United States by the US Senate in 1985. Roses are an important ornamental Specialty Crop industry that contributes significantly to our economy. The annual value of garden roses is $400 million (AmericanHort.org).The garden rose nursery industry is investing significantly in rose breeding programs nationally and internationally that are resulting in disease resistant roses that require minimal chemical inputs resulting in protection of US environmental quality.

Rose viruses have been found to be common in cultivated garden roses. Those viruses are easily transmitted to new roses propagated from infected stock. The garden rose industry understands that the effects of these viruses can be significant to the success of the commercial rose nursery business and the adoption of disease resistant, healthy roses in sustainable garden sites.

The solution is to insure that valuable rose cultivars are available as virus-tested G1 stock to propagators.

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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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