Biosecurity

Greenhouse Certification Program:

Exporting greenhouse-grown plants for planting to the USA? A new program is replacing the current Canadian Greenhouse Certification Program – the “GCP”. Flowers Canada Growers Inc. has developed a GCP Industry Training Program to support farmers in the transition to the new program, which will be fully implemented by December 2020. Contact gcp@fco.ca for more information.

Blight:

The Phase 1 C. buxicola Certification Program as well as the add-on C buxicola module for Clean Plants certified nurseries is now available at www.cleanplants.ca and through the CNLA website.

Pachysandra has been confirmed to be susceptible to Boxwood Blight in the landscape. Please refer to Connecticut’s report:

http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/publications/fact_sheets/plant_pathology_and_ecology/natural_infection_of_pachysandra_with_boxwood_blight_in_connecticut_landscapes_07-03-12.pdf

Official Pest Reports:

Check CFIA links for recent updates (Links page)

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