Supporting Partners

Our supporting partners include regulatory agencies, the nursery industry, and organizations serving in NORS-DUC governance.

We have been working with our partners to locate, secure and develop a site specific to research on ornamental crops without the potential for a pest to enter the nursery trade. Thanks to all the hard work of a large number of cooperators, we have found that location at Dominican. This initiative will contribute to Plant Protection and Quarantine's mission of safeguarding American agriculture and natural resources by identifying key elements important to U.S. nursery growers and will further reduce risk to the nation's forests.”

— Rebecca Bech, Deputy Administrator for APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program

Partners include:

  • American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA)
  • California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC)
  • California Congressional Delegation
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF)
  • California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF)
  • Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Hines Nurseries LLC
  • Horticultural Research Institute (HRI)
  • National Park Service (NPS)
  • National Plant Board (NPB)
  • Nature Conservancy (NC)
  • Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)
  • Society of American Florists (SAF)
  • Southern Nursery Association (SNA)
  • United Kingdom's Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection, Service Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS PPQ)
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS)
  • USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association (WSNLA)