Plant Pest Surveillance

The national plant protection survey program provides information in support of import, export, and domestic regulatory programs and is the basis for sound regulatory decisions.

Pest surveys are required to maintain claims of "pest-free" status of an area, to detect new populations of quarantine pests, and to delimit populations of quarantine pests with limited distributions in Canada. Pest surveys are also an integral part of control and eradication programs.

Annual Plant Protection Survey Reports

Library and Archives Canada archives older versions of these reports in its Government of Canada Web Archive.

Survey Contacts

Robert Favrin, National Manager
Telephone Number: 613-773-5266

Ron Neville, Survey Biologist, Atlantic Area
Telephone Number: 902-426-4469

Lucie Gagné, Survey Biologist, Quebec Area
Telephone Number: 514-493-8859 (224) 224

Erin Bullas-Appleton , Survey Biologist, Ontario Area
Telephone Number: 519-826-2828

David Holden, Survey Biologist, Western Area
Telephone Number: 604-666-7744

Troy Kimoto, Survey Biologist, Forestry
Telephone Number: 604-292-5651

Intercepted Plant Pest List

The Intercepted Plant Pest List is prepared by the Ottawa Plant Laboratory, located in Ottawa, Ontario. This list summarizes detections from laboratory submissions of plant pests found in plants, plant products, passenger baggage, used equipment, cargo, mail, and other carriers entering Canada.

The identifications in bacteriology, entomology (including mites and terrestrial molluscs), mycology, and nematology are performed by staff of the Ottawa Plant Laboratory, with support from specialists at the Canadian Forest Service, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and reference to the national biological collections.

Virology identifications are performed by the Sidney Laboratory - Plant Viruses and Virus-Like Diseases, located in Sidney, British Columbia. Potato Pest identifications are performed by the Charlottetown Plant Health Laboratory, located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

For a copy of the Intercepted Plant Pest List or for more information please contact Diagnostics Végétaux Plant Diagnostics.