Farm Bill Section 10007 Open Period for Plant Pest and Disease Management Project Suggestions Closes Next Week

The open period for stakeholders to submit project suggestions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Farm Bill Section 10007 funding consideration closes on August 18, 2017.

Under Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill, APHIS is authorized to make available $75 million to support stakeholder project suggestions that best align with the goals and objectives of APHIS’ Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs (PPDMDPP) and National Clean Plant Network (NCPN). APHIS began collecting PPDMDPP-aligned project suggestions from stakeholders beginning on July 10, 2017, and will continue to do so through August 18, 2017.  No additional suggested projects will be accepted for Section 10007 PPDMDPP funding for FY 2018 after August 18.   Continue reading

USDA Seeks Applications for Fiscal Year 2017 National Clean Plant Network Cooperative Agreements

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting stakeholders to submit applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) projects under the 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007.

APHIS will accept applications for FY 2017 NCPN cooperative agreements from August 17, 2016 through October 26, 2016. Continue reading

APHIS Seeks Suggestions for FY17 Projects Funded by Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites stakeholders to submit suggestions for fiscal year (FY) 2017 projects to implement Section 10007 Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs (PPDMDPP) of the 2014 Farm Bill. There will be $62.5 million available in FY 2017 with at least $5 million going to the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN). The open period for submitting NCPN project suggestions will be announced separately. Continue reading

Open dates for suggestions to Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today the dates of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 open period for submitting suggestions to implement Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs of the 2014 Farm Bill. The FY 2017 open period will last six weeks from July 11, 2016, through August 19, 2016.  There will be $62.5 million available with at least $5 million going to the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN).  The open period for submitting NCPN project suggestions will be announced separately. Continue reading

Clean Plants for the Future of the Eastern Wine and Grape Industry: webinar series

Since 2008, National Clean Plant Network Centers have joined together to efficiently produce, maintain, and distribute healthy grapevine budwood to the industry.  These materials are starting to make their way to nurseries, and ultimately, to end-users.  This four-part webinar series will cover the process of producing and distributing virus-tested plant material, graft-transmissible diseases and their impact, New York State’s new testing and certification program, and New York nurseries’ investment in new motherblocks and propagation procedures. All are Thursdays at noon. Continue reading

USDA Seeks Applications for Fiscal Year 2016 National Clean Plant Network Cooperative Agreements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting stakeholders to submit applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) projects under the 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007.

APHIS will accept applications for FY 2016 NCPN cooperative agreements from September 9 through November 18, 2015.

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Grapevine Red Blotch webinar links posted

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, growers, scientists, and grape enthusiasts met online for a National Clean Plant Network  for Grapes (NCPN-Grapes) Special Webinar on Grapevine Red Blotch. Tim Martinson, Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University, organized and moderated the event which had 430 registrants when registration closed on Monday, March 25.

The webinar consisted of three presentations, each followed by a brief question and answer period.

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