Plum pox virus
Plum pox virus (PPV) 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. PPV does not affect human or animal health.
If you think you have found plum pox virus, report it to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
What information is available
- D-08-04: Plant protection import requirements for plants and plant parts for planting
- D-99-07: Policy for Importation from the United States and Domestic Movement of Plum Pox Virus (PPV) susceptible Prunus Propagative Plant Material
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