Nursery Certification Checklist: How ready are you? Certification – Self evaluation
How close are you to nursery certification? Many of your daily nursery activities are part of the certification program. Answer the these 21 questions and check off which of the following activities you currently do at your nursery.
Canadian Nursery Certification Program (CNCP):
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Directive D-04-01 Canadian Nursery Certification Program was post in March 2006. If your nursery exports regularly to the United States, you may want to consider this program. It offers an alternative to the traditional phytosanitary certification that requires a final CFIA inspection prior to shipping. Because of your participation in this program, CFIA permits the nursery to carry out the final inspection and phytosanitary certificate preparation. As a participant, the nursery prepares a documented systems approach to pest risk management and mitigation. The nursery’s program is then reviewed and audited regularly by the CFIA.
Domestic Phytosanitary Certificate Program (DPCP):
Any nursery operating in Canada can participate in this program. If you sell most of your nursery stock to Canadian customers, you may want to consider this program. Like the CNCP, nursery stock certified through this program is free from quarantine and regulated pests. This is accomplished through a documented systems approach that is audited. If you do occasionally export to the US, you can still use CFIA inspection services. The currently the program has been drafted and is being reviewed by the CFIA. View DPCP Draft
Japanese Beetle Management Programs:
In July 2006 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted the new directive D-96-15 Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Spread of Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica in Canada and the United States.
This new directive requires that nurseries, depending on their location and their products’ shipping destinations, require a Japanese beetle management program plan for certification. The following links can assist you in preparing your Japanese beetle management program plan. Before preparing your Japanese beetle Management Program Plan read the directive and the Guide to preparing a Japanese beetle Management Program Plan.
Guide to preparing a Japanese beetle Management Program Plan
CFIA D-96-15 Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Spread of Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica in Canada and the United States.Japanese beetle management program plan template
Phytophthora ramorum Certification Program
This program was developed by the BCLNA and CNLA in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries. It is designed to minimize the risk of Canadian nurseries receiving or spreading P. ramorum.
Phytophthora ramorum, Sudden Oak Death – is your nursery at risk? Evaluate your nursery by answering this short quiz.
P. ramorum certification program
CFIA D-01-01 Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Entry of Phytophthora ramorum