•  Pathways Professions Conference - October 12th. 
  • FAMU BASE students - Virginia Tech University - April 2016. 
  • Dean Taylor receiving a USDA Certificate from the USDA Undersecretary, Catherine Woteki
  • Fall 2015 Graduate! 
  • Famu Research & Extension Center in Quincy
  •   CAFS planting a tree on Earth Day at Blanche Ely High School. 
  •  Experience CAFS!
  • Coming in August 2016 

Florida A&M University National Clean Plant (NCPN) Center for Grape

The Southeastern NCPN Regional Clean Center for Grape is serving the viticulture region of Florida and neighboring Gulf States positioned in the PD’s (Pierce’s Disease) zone of the American Southeast. The mission of our Center is to provide high quality clonally-propagated grapevines regionally adapted muscadines, and PD’s tolerant American natives hybrids free of targeted transmittable, diseases through testing, diagnosis, and therapy.
Florida A& M University’s  Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research is maintaining for  industry use the disease free G1/G2 nuclear planting stock of single copy grapevines and 4 acres Foundation Vineyard (G2) which currently is planted with 23 economically important muscadine and Florida native hybrid varieties.
We work closely with the programs of the NCPN, other academic institution in the region, local nurseries, Florida Viticulture Advisory Council, the Florida Grape Growers Association and the Florida Department of Agriculture through research, methods development, risk management, educational workshops and field days to advance the competitiveness and growth of the regional grape and wine industry and secure disease free planting stock for nurseries and individual growers.

 

Research Team

Dr. Violeta Tsolova- Professor, Viticulture and Developmental Biology, Program Leader: (850) 412-7394; violeta.tsolova@famu.edu
Dr. James Obuya- Post Doctoral Research Associate, Plant Pathologist: (850) 412-5195;  james.obuya@famu.edu
Dr. Anthony. Ananga- Assistant Professor, Food Biotechnology: (850) 412-7393; anthony.ananga@famu.edu

 

NCPN Grapes - Welcome to the National Clean Plant Network for Grapes.