Boxwood Blight Compliance Agreement

The Boxwood Blight Cleanliness Program uses a system approach to prevent the spread of boxwood legs in kindergartens. As part of a „Keeping Clean“ protocol, Johnson`s Nursery uses a boxwood holding area where stocks are quarantined for 30 days. This area has a separate irrigation system. Johnson`s Nursery does not buy boxwood from non-government producers unless they have boxing quality certifications. Our excellent relationship with the state`s DATCP kindergarten inspectors allows us to keep abreast of protocols. According to WI DATCP, Boxwood Blight was intercepted several times this season before entering the state, and this product came from non-government producers. There have been no new discoveries of Boxwood Blight in the growing grounds in the Wisconsin children`s room. Continuous vigilance is necessary, as apparently healthy-looking symptoms of stocks may develop. In addition, they still have to diagnose Boxwood Blight in a landscape. If that were the case, information would come from the University of Wisconsin lab. Since Friday, November 30, 2018, Johnson`s Nursery, Inc.™ has signed the box box cleanliness agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). In July 2018, the Wisconsin DATCP discovered boxwood (Calonectria pseudonaviculata) for the first time in Wisconsin.

DATCP nursery assistants continue to work to ensure that the pathogen is contained and eradicated. Johnson`s Nursery production characteristics and holding yards have passed inspection; Boxwood Blight was never discovered. Johnson`s Nursery has developed systems to ensure that plant stands, cultivation, breeding and maintenance remain clean and that ultimately customers and end-users provide a clean, high-quality product. Johnson`s Nursery will multiply Buis (Buxus spp.) internally in the future, but until then: „I was really impressed with the new domain you created to separate Buis and Pachysandra from other stocks until the end of the 30-day observation period. This was well thought out, as it conducts each water flow into a different watershed and the main irrigation pond. “ – Wisconsin DATCP Inspectors As part of a „Keeping Clean“ protocol: Contact: Vanessa Mueller Horticulturist, Wholesale Salesperson Johnson`s Nursery, Inc.™ www.johnsonsnursery.com 262.252.4980 . . . We value the time, attention and collaboration of all our customers and partners.

Johnson`s Nursery trusts Wisconsin DATCP as a consultant. Keeping Clean and Boxwood Cleanliness programs are developing, as this disease is proving to be a problem for the green industry and the landscapes of Wisconsin. Look for warning signs. Symptoms and images are available in the following resources: . . . The Boxwood Blight Cleanliness Program requires ongoing training in this disease for participating preschools. Below are some online resources on the management and biology of this pathogen to meet this requirement.

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