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H.R. 1426: Floriculture and Nursery Plant Health Initiative Act of 2023

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 30, 2023.

Floriculture and Nursery Plant Health Initiative Act of 2023

This bill establishes a research and extension grant program for a floriculture and nursery plant health initiative.

Specifically, the bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to provide competitive grants for

developing and disseminating science-based tools and treatments to combat plant pests and pathogens that impact floriculture and nursery crops; establishing area-wide integrated pest management programs in areas affected by, or areas at risk of being affected by, invasive plant pests or pathogens; surveying and collecting data on the production of, health of, and markets for floriculture and nursery crops; investigating the biology, genomics, and production systems of floriculture and nursery crops; and conducting research on various factors that may contribute to (or be associated with) resilient floriculture and nursery crop systems, and combatting other serious threats to floriculture and nursery crops.