Monday, July 14, 2008

VeriFlora Expands To Include Manufacturers

The VeriFlora program initially launched to certify nursery plants, potted plants and cut flowers produced in a sustainable manner, and it will now certify products that are manufactured in sustainable production practices.

BioWorks became the first manufacturer to earn certification from VeriFlora.

"Many growers and retailers concerned about sustainability are looking for independent guidance to decide which input materials, plant pots and containers and other products can support their sustainability objectives," says Linda Brown, executive vice president of SCS. "We've established the VeriFlora Approved Material Manufacturers program to address this need."

RootShield Granules is actually the first product approved under the VeriFlora seal, as it can reduce or replace the use of some chemical fungicides used to control root diseases. RootShield is also non-toxic to humans and animals.

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