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Plum Pox Virus Management Program

On May 22th, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be initiating a summer residential survey for the Plum Pox Virus (PPV) in the Niagara Region. The survey will be through the cities of Stoney Creek, Lincoln, Grimsby, Beamsville, Vineland, Jordan, St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. The PPV residential survey will conclude at the end of August 2018. PPV Inspectors will be going door to door to sample PPV susceptible plant species, as well as enforcing the current Propagation Ban, with one or two trained summer students. All persons will have a federal government issued identification badge and wear an orange safety vest. Please feel free to click on this link  pdf Plum Pox Virus Inspection   or contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 905-938-5060 or visit www.inspection.gc.ca for more information.

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