A Systems Approach to Nursery Certification “Growing Better With SANC”. THE SITUATION. GOAL OF SANC.
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“Growing Better With SANC”
GOAL OF SANC
The goal of the SANC initiative is to develop, promote and implement a risk based nursery certification system utilizing existing state authorities and programs, to enhance uniformity, increase efficiency and reduce pest distribution threats from interstate movement of nursery stock.
Nursery certification poses increasing challenges as volumes increase, regulations become more stringent, and regulatory resources are diminishing. The National Plant Board is developing a voluntary risk-based approach to certification to enhance current shipping-point
BENEFITS OF A SYSTEMS APPROACH
EXAMPLE: BOXWOOD BLIGHT
Boxwood blight detections in late 2011 created a significant challenge for the production and interstate movement of host material. Regulatory officials received numerous requests from interstate shippers to certify host material as free from boxwood blight in order to meet demands from buyers in other states. A compliance
agreement template developed by the SANC
team and a set of BMPs developed by
industry will help meet state verification
needs and the needs of individual nursery
Gray Haun TN, Carl Schulze NJ, Aurelio Posadas NPB ,Mike Cooper ID, GeirFriisoe, Wayne Dixon FL, MN, Ken Rauscher, PA
Collin Wamsley MO, Gary McAninch OR , Ann Gibbs ME , John Rochelle TN, Terry Walker AR, Tara Spofford APHIS
Education and Outreach Subcommittee
Ruth Welliver PA ,Carol Holko MD, Karen Rane MD, Tad Hardy LA, Susan Ehlenbeck MO
Compliance Agreements Subcommittee
Dan Kenny OH, Mike Colvin CA , Sarah Scally ME, Dana Rhodes PA, Tyson Emery FL, Tom WesselsWA, David Gordon CO
Model Law Subcommittee
Gene Cross NC, Gray HaunTN, Dan Hilburn OR, Jeff Zimmer MI, Vicki Smith CT, David Blackburn AR, Mark Taylor MD, Wayne Dixon FL
USDA Liaison – Scott Pfister
National Plant Board Annual Meeting
July 2012, Mystic Connecticut