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Elimination of Contaminated Plant or Soil Materials

Stream: Other Business

Code:

PHIM-OA-E

Who should apply?

Supply chain partners, including seed treatment facilities, grain elevators, seed storage, transport providers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and custom applicators, who can eliminate plant or soil materials posing a biosecurity risk to plant health (e.g. contaminated by spores, pests) by building containment areas, trucking materials to an approved waste management facility, and implementing improved sanitation procedures.

To apply you must

  • Have a written report or signed statement from an accredited lab, Certified Crop Advisor or other crop consultant as proof of plant or soil contamination

Eligible activities and expenditures

Costs for the sole purpose of decreasing biosecurity risk to plant health:

  • Construction materials to build a containment area to hold plant material or soil until destruction or movement to a proper waste management facility
  • Trucking expenses to move contaminated plant or soil to proper waste management facility
  • Expenses incurred from implementation of sanitation procedures by an external company, or internal costs of purchasing sanitation supplies

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • Any cost not for the sole purpose of decreasing biosecurity risk to plant health (e.g. pesticide spills, hazardous waste)
  • Costs associated with contamination scenarios caused by the applicant’s negligence or faulty plant health management practices
  • Costs that are routine, ongoing, maintenance or operational (e.g. disposal of plant growth materials by greenhouse operations)
  • Consultant costs
  • Staff costs
  • Equipment purchases (such as machinery)
  • In-kind contributions
  • Ineligible activities and costs as detailed here

Available cost-share

35 per cent, up to a maximum of $25,000

Required documentation

  • A written report or signed statement from an accredited lab, Certified Crop Advisor, or other crop consultant as proof of plant or soil contamination

Merit assessment criteria

  • Impact of eliminating contaminated plant or soil material to prevent spread off-site and within site movement
  • Impact of project on the risk of pathogen or pest introduction and spread

 

What's Next?

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Edit date: September 12, 2018

Partnership Plant Health Targeted Intake

Supporting DON (vomitoxin) testing costs.
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Need Help?

For assistance with the Online Program Guide, please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre – Mon. to Fri., 8 am – 5 pm, 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca