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FY2017 NCPN - Berries Objectives for Prioritization


Ranked by significance as voted by NCPN-Berries Tier 2


• Maintain and test existing G1


• Perform pathogen-elimination therapy to meet industry needs


• Validate and standardize Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), and re-evaluate and standardize existing diagnostic protocols


• Develop and apply the most appropriate methods for effective and rapid elimination of NCPN-targeted pathogens (cryotherapy, thermotherapy, chemotherapy)


• Sustain education and outreach programs – including economic impact studies, publications, presentations to nurseries and growers, and website maintenance

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