November 15, 2009
Blue Sky Nursery in Beamsville and Pan American Nursery Products in Millgrove are the first two nurseries in Ontario to be certified under the Domestic Phytosanitary Certification Program (DPCP).

DPCP was developed in 2006 by a team of experts operating through the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Agency in response to the increased threat to the industry posed by invasive pests. The program is accredited by the Canadian Nursery Certification Institute and is accepted by nursery growers across Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also approved DPCP as a “feeder” program to supply nurseries under the Canadian Nursery Certification Program. The DPCP is a system that allows nurseries to promote that their plants are free from regulated pests and significantly free of all other pests.

These two Landscape Ontario members will now sell qualifying stock as DPCP Certified.