Alicyn Smart, Jan Byrne, Ray Hammerschmidt, Karen L. Snover-Clift, James P. Stack, Tania Brenes-Arguedas, Jeffrey B. Jones, and Carrie L. Harmon. Evolving Plant Diagnostics During a Pandemic. Plant Health Progress 2021 22:1, 21-25. Published Online:27 Jan 2021.

WHITE PAPER: National Plant Diagnostic Network. A critical resource enhancing national biosecurity against plant pests and pathogens. The American Phytopathological Society | | March 2019

Bostock R, Thomas C, Hoenisch R, Golino D, Vidalakis G. 2014. EXCLUDING PESTS AND PATHOGENS: Plant health: How diagnostic networks and interagency partnerships protect plant systems from pests and pathogens. Calif Agr 68(4):117-124.

James P. Stack, Richard M. Bostock, Raymond Hammerschmidt, Jeffrey B. Jones, and Eileen Luke. 2014. The National Plant Diagnostic Network: Partnering to Protect Plant Systems. Plant Disease / Vol. 98 No. 6. Published Online:12 May 2014.

BOOK CHAPTER: Stack J.P. (2010) Diagnostic Networks for Plant Biosecurity. In: Hardwick N., Gullino M. (eds). Knowledge and Technology Transfer for Plant Pathology. Plant Pathology in the 21st Century (Contributions to the 9th International Congress). Vol 4. Springer, Dordrecht.

Stack J, Cardwell K, Hammerschmidt R, Byrne J, Loria R, Snover-Clift K, Baldwin W, Wisler G, Beck H, Bostock R, Thomas C, Luke E. The National Plant Diagnostic Network. Plant Dis. 2006 Feb;90(2):128-136. doi: 10.1094/PD-90-0128. PMID: 30786403.

NPDN 2019 Strategic Plan

2019 NPDN Strategic Plan -- NPDN conducted an internal Strategic Planning between 2017-2019. The 2019 NPDN Strategic Plan identifies the mission of the NPDN, a vision for the network, the goals and objective for the future of NPDN, and the NPDN response to USDA-NIFA challenges issued in the 2016 cooperative agreement.

NPDN 2016 review

Report of the Review Committee -- In May 2016, a committee composed of representatives of major stakeholders, U.S. government agencies and NPDN university partners was convened by USDA-NIFA to conduct a critical review of all facets of NPDN.

2011 APS Public Policy Board Impact Evaluation

NPDN 2007 five year review

In January 2007, a committee composed of representatives of major stakeholders and NPDN university partners convened by the NPDN Executive Committee to conduct a critical review of all facets of NPDN.

NPDN Study Cases

NPDN PPV Case Study (2006) - A summary of plum pox virus (PPV) and the critical surge capacity for PPV detection that NPDN provided to USDA-APHIS and state departments of agriculture in Michigan and New York in 2006.

NPDN Asian Soybean Rust Case Study (2004) - The role that NPDN sample chain of custody and communications training, conducted in partnership with USDA-APHIS and state regulators, played in confirmation of the first detection of Asian soybean rust in North America.

NPDN P. ramorum Case Study (2004) - Illustrates the importance of having a prepared nationwide diagnostic network: NPDN diagnostic surge support to USDA-APHIS and state regulators immediately following the first detection of Phytophthora ramorum in the United States helped avert catastrophic financial losses to U.S. nurseries.