At their 30 September meeting, partners of the Plant Pass biosecurity scheme signed off on Plant Pass getting underway, and NZPPI have begun work on the rollout.
Plant Pass is a voluntary certification scheme that recognizes plant producers with good biosecurity standards and helps them improve their practice by identifying, controlling, managing, and avoiding biosecurity hazards.
Plant Pass is designed to protect producers and plant buyers in our domestic and export fruit and vegetable sectors, vineyard, forestry, amenity and garden, built and natural environment markets. It helps lessen the likelihood of a high-risk organism establishing in a nursery and being inadvertently spread by the domestic plant trade.
First, they will be touching base with producers who have worked with the scheme over the last three years and getting them into Plant Pass. Work will also shortly begin on promoting Plant Pass to other producers. Alongside this, work will continue with MPI, lead signatory of the buyer’s accord, to secure other signatories who can encourage and support plant producers to register and achieve Plant Pass certification.
More information will be announced shortly.
New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated