Canada: CFIA looking for comments on a new standard for the greenhouse nursery and floriculture sector

CFIA have engaged in a process to develop a voluntary standard that aims to create a framework for a consistent approach to controlling plant pests in the greenhouse, nursery and floriculture sectors. Please note: this is not a new regulation in development, it is a collection of considerations prepared to help growers manage pests in their greenhouses.

The standard provides guidance on several items including:
  • biosecurity, including prevention and integrated pest management;
  • promote a nationally consistent approach to mitigating pest risks with clear guidelines for effective biosecurity;
  • enhance industry's knowledge of the risks associated with pests; and
  • help identify potential gaps in current biosecurity measures.
CFIA have released the draft standard for public consultation and are encouraging flower growers to review the document and provide feedback. To review CFIA's letter introducing the document, click here.To review CFIA's background information on the document, click here. To review the draft standard, please click here.

If you would like to provide feedback on this document, please forward your comments on to Andrew Morse no later than October 14, 2015. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Andrew Morse at 1-800-698-01131-800-698-0113 FREE ext 226.

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