Public Notice: 2022 Canadian Food Inspection Agency Plum Pox Virus Summer Survey

Public Notice: 2022 Canadian Food Inspection Agency Plum Pox Virus Summer Survey


Between May and September 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be inspecting select rural commercial and residential properties within the Town of Lincoln, as part of the ongoing Plum Pox Monitoring and Management Program (PPMMP). 

This is a federal program administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 

Specific areas of the Niagara Region and the City of Hamilton are currently under federal quarantine. Regulations are in place to prevent the spread of plum pox virus outside of the quarantine area. 

The CFIA will conduct leaf sampling of select orchard and homeowner properties to ensure continued monitoring along the boundary of the regulated area. The CFIA will also be inspecting select orchard and homeowner properties to verify compliance with the propagation ban that is currently in place. This means that property owners may see CFIA inspectors on their property. CFIA survey staff will have identification while conducting surveys on residential properties and will be wearing high-visibility vests.

A ban on propagation is in place. This ban prohibits anyone in the plum pox virus quarantine area from producing trees and plants that are susceptible to the virus. This includes producing trees and plants from seed, cuttings, grafting or any other method.

For a listing of the regulated plants and more information about the regulated area, contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Phone: 905-938-5060
Website - Plum pox virus


For more information on the 2022 Plum Pox Virus Summer Survey, see the CFIA Public Notice on their website
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