Growers Canada News
A number of recent high profile media releases has led the federal government to announce reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has detected apple proliferation phytoplasma (APP) in an apple orchard near Kentville, Nova Scotia.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded its regulated areas for the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Ontario and Quebec.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has informed CNLA and other industry stakeholders that they intend to make a number of changes to their management of the emerald ash borer...
For more information on the above issues, please contact Rita Weerdenburg - Growers' Issues Manager at email@example.com.
Growers Canada is focused on the issues that affect nursery growers on a national level.
The Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock is a set of minimum professional standards for the nursery industry. This publication is used daily by: students; educators; municipalities; garden centres; nurseries; landscape contractors; landscape designers; and landscape architects.
As is the case for all agricultural and horticultural commodities, Canada's wholesale nursery growers are particularly vulnerable to CFIA regulations, as Agency seeks to control the spread of harmful pests as mandated by Canada's Plant Health Act. CNLA's mandate is not to provide pest control but rather to mitigate the implacations of CFIA regulations through improved industry-government communications. Click here
to view a list of some of the more recent plant health issues of concern to the sector; links to relevant CFIA information are provided.
The wholesale nursery sector is eligible to participate in a number of financial and business risk management programs made available to all agricultural producers by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
The CNLA’s IPM and Minor Use Coordinator works with industry and various Federal and Provincial agencies to facilitate the registration of pest control products and promote the concepts of integrated pest management and pesticide risk reduction.
Here is a list of recent pesticide registrations acheived through the CNLA's IPM/Minor Use program
The CNLA continues to work cooperatively with the Canadian Nursery Certification Institute (CNCI) in the development and administration of nursery certification programs including Clean Plants and P. ramorum certification.
The Grower of the Year Award program, open to all growers across Canada, is modeled after the international grower of the year award run by the International Association of Horticultural Producers
With funding support from AAFC through their AgriMarketing program, beginning in 2009, CNLA has taken some important first steps in helping its grower members to access off-continent markets.
Find out more information on the Canadian Artists roses and the Never Alone Rose!