In October 2022, we received funding to develop sustainable rose landscapes through education, assessments, and breeding roses that are resistant to viruses. Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) is caused by the Rose rosette virus (RRV) and is easily transmitted by an eriophyid mite and in infected pre-symptomatic plants in commercial channels. It has caused the death of 100s of thousands of plants and annual losses of at least $10 million. If not controlled, it has the potential to devastate the rose industry. The other major disease in roses is rose black spot disease (RBSD). Most rose cultivars are susceptible to these two devastating diseases. Thus, a sustainable landscape must have rose cultivars resistant to both diseases. There is an increasing demand for carefree and sustainable roses that require fewer inputs, are resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses, and have high ornamental quality. Sustainable rose cultivars must have resistance to the two most damaging rose diseases in the USA: rose rosette disease (RRD) and worldwide: rose black spot disease (RBSD). The long-term goal of this project is to develop sustainable rose landscapes based on cultivars resistant to RRD and RBSD. The funding for this project is provided by C-REEMS Grant Proposal #2022-05300 and Grants.gov #GRANT13614743.