Plum Pox Virus
Plum pox virus is a serious plant disease infecting stone fruit species of the genus Prunus including peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, almonds and ornamental varieties. PPV does not kill trees, but can drastically reduce yields. PPV is transmitted from infected trees by aphids or by grafting or budding. Plum pox virus does not affect human or animal health.
The key acts and regulations we enforce are:
- Plant Protection Act
Information we provide to the plant industry and scientific community includes:
- Notices to Industry
- Policy Directives
- D-08-04 - Plant Protection Import Requirements for Plants and Plant Parts for Planting: Preventing the Entry and Spread of Regulated Plant Pests Associated with the Plants for Planting Pathway
- D-99-07 - Policy for Importation from the United States and Domestic Movement of Plum Pox Virus (PPV) susceptible Prunus Propagative Plant Material
- Previously published reports on Plum Pox Virus surveys are available in archives maintained by Library and Archives Canada.
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