NCPN provides high quality asexually propagated plant material tested for targeted plant pathogens and pests to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers. In FY 2021, APHIS will provide at least $5 million to support NCPN clean plant projects nationally.
The FY 2021 open period for submitting NCPN proposals will last for 12 weeks from July 16, 2020 through October 9, 2020.
Please click here to visit the USDA APHIS National Clean Plant Network website for more information.
The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). Please join us in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and help protect the world's crops, forests, gardens, and landscapes against invasive pests. When we protect plant health, we protect the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the environment in which we live. In short, protecting plant health protects people.To learn more, visit the International Year of Plant Health website at http://www.fao.org/plant-health-2020.