If you ship plants to Canada or are thinking of doing so, consider attending this upcoming workshop on “Exporting to Canada”. It will be held at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka on Tuesday, July 31, 9:30 – 2:00. FNGLA CEUs have been requested for this event.
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce ornamental growers to proposed changes in the US-Canada Greenhouse Certification Program and get feedback from stakeholders. Registered participants will receive a copy of the prototype certification program in order to prepare for the group discussion. There will also be a demonstration and hands-on session about rapid disease diagnostics. I was introduced to these new testing tools at the recent MREC Field Day and they look very promising for field/nursery use.