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Article available: What is Rose Rosette Disease?

New open access article on RRD published by HortScience: What is Rose Rosette Disease?  

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:26 PM

Rose Rosette Disease Video Available

View the 'What Wednesday' video clip on Rose Rosette disease: TXPlantClinic/videos/ 10154736863317558/   Are you aware there is a website dedicated to Rose Rosette disease? Check it out at:

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:43 AM

Five Ways to Manage Rose Rosette Disease

Monitor for symptoms frequently (once per week). Bag and remove diseased plants quickly (there is no known cure for Rose Rosette disease).Bagging is necessary to prevent further spread of the disease via the air borne mite vector. Remove the root ball. This does not have to be bagged as the mite does not reside in the root ball. The infected plants should be destroyed by burning or transporting to a landfill. Do not compost. A new rose may be replanted in the same space after one week has...

Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:01 PM

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...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:55 PM

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...

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:06 AM

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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