NCPN Sweetpotato
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NCPN Network News Winter 2017 Sweetpotatoes

Dr. Chris Clark and Emily RIngeman are part of the expert team that manages the Sweetpotato Clean Plant Center at Louisiana State University AgCenter. Over 60 years of collective experience are represented by the team members who collaborate across two locations: the Sweetpotato Research Station in Chase, and the Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology program in Baton Rouge.

You'd think something named “sweetpotato” would be a bit more attractive, but the tuber's lack of visual appeal can be forgiven once it hits the palate. Sweetpotatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, antioxidants and...

NCPN Sweetpotato begins

As a result of the 2015 Cooperative Agreement Program, USDA-APHIS designated funds for the start-up of the National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotatoes (NCPN-SP). This annual grant process is made possible by the Farm Bill, which currently budgets $5M...

What is the NCPN-Sweetpotato?
The National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotato is an association of clean plant centers, scientists, educators, state and federal regulators, certified seed growers, and commercial growers from the fresh market and processing industries concerned with the health of planting stock (seed roots and vine cuttings).  It formally joined the NCPN specialty crops network in 2015.  The network operates under the umbrella of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

NCPN LogoThe National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotato is an association of clean plant centers, scientists, educators, state and federal regulators, certified seed growers, and commercial growers from the fresh market and processing industries concerned with the health of planting stock (seed roots and vine cuttings). 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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