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NCPN Rose News

NCPN Network News Winter 2017 Roses

Jacques Ferare of Star Roses & Plants, has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Clean Rose Collection maintained by the Foundation Plant Services.

Next time you are at an NCPN meeting and hear a friendly voice in a lilting French accent, it likely belongs to Jacques Ferare, an industry representative to the NCPN-Roses Tier 2 Committee.  He is Vice President for Licensing and Rose Program Director at Star Roses and Plants in West Grove, Pa. A native of Nice, France, Jacques graduated from Colorado State University with a M.S. in Floriculture and has honed his rose expertise working around the globe for such enterprises as Meilland...

Newest Crop for NCPN - Roses


Rose is the newest specialty crop, and the first ornamental, to join the National Clean Plant Network. Launched in 2015, National Clean Plant Network for Roses (NCPN-R) held its organizational meeting in April of 2015, establishing a 16-person advisory board with representatives from the growing industry, the public garden sector, and university-based research and extension faculties. The advisory board will meet again in June 2016 to determine a list of targeted pathogens and to establish...

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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