Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has expanded of its Lab Tested and Certified Pesticide Free program to include ornamental plants. Historically, the certification has helped vegetable and fruit growers offer their customers products that meet the highest levels of safety.
The expansion of this certification allows horticultural producers to assure their customers that their flowering and ornamental plants are of the highest quality and safe for their homes and gardens. The Pesticide Free Certification provides the same measure of safety consumers receive when they purchase certified fruits and vegetables. Growers can use certification to demonstrate to retailers that they meet increasingly stringent safety requirements.
“We conduct pesticide testing that exceeds government requirements so our clients have the highest confidence in assuring retailers that their products are safe,” says Wil Sumner, director of agricultural testing & certification at SCS.