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Nursery BMP Workshop- Modesto Nov 2, 2011

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DEVELOPING A BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE PROGRAM FOR YOUR NURSERY – Modesto, CA

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011 the California Department of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture APHIS and the National Plant Board hosted a “free” workshop for Central Valley nursery growers, “DEVELOPING A BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE PROGRAM FOR YOUR NURSERY”.  Aurelio Posadas, National Plant Board, emceed the evening workshop and provided an overview on “Systems Approach to Nursery Certification”.

Kathy Kosta, CDFA Plant Pathologist, presented an excellent overview of “Phytophythora ramorum Best Management Practices (BMP)”; Chris Zanobini, CANGC President, provided an update on “CANGC’s BMP grant for the nursery industry”; and, the final presentation was given by Jan Hedberg, Oregon Department of Agriculture, on the “Grower Assisted Inspection Program for Oregon wholesale nursery growers”.

This workshop, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Modesto, was attended by over 30 nursery growers representing 20+ wholesale grower operations.  Following the presentations, growers were able to ask specific questions and to gather more detail on the various regulatory programs being discussed at the state and federal agency level.

For more information on the workshop agenda and presentations, please click on the documents below:

Modesto Workshop Agenda

Systems Approach for Nursery Certification
Aurelio Posadas, National Plant Board

Phytophythora ramorum Best Management Practices (BMP) Program for California Nurseries
Kathy Kosta, CDFA Plant Pathologist

CANGC’s BMP Grant for the Nursery Industry
Chris Zanobini, CANGC President

Grower Assisted Inspection Program for Oregon Wholesale Nursery Growers
Jan Hedberg, Oregon Department of Agriculture
(link to website)

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