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Processor – Technologies and Processes to Reduce Plant Pest Contamination and Risk


Maximum of $100,000


Processor – Technologies and Processes to Reduce Plant Pest Contamination and Risk supports projects that focuses on reducing biosecurity risks into, out of, and within high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Eligible Applicants

  • Processors who wish to identify and limit the introduction and spread of plant pests to decrease contamination risk to their business and the sector as a whole.
  • Completed operation-wide self-assessment against biosecurity standards or a health or pest risk assessment completed by a consultant.

Eligible Expenses

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

  • Management tools and equipment including:
    • Using new technologies or practices to reduce pest development and spread
    • Innovative pest mitigation technologies that reduce worker exposure and environmental risk
  • Monitoring and diagnostic tools including:
    • Monitoring equipment (e.g., optical sorters)
    • Pest modeling software
  • Modifications or additions to existing structures to establish an anteroom or header house into high-risk areas
    • Proposed modifications or additions must clearly demonstrate separation of clean and dirty traffic flow through a CAP
  • Modifications to existing structures to facilitate more efficient movement of plants and people to reduce plant health biosecurity risks
  • Improving traffic flow efficiency to reduce contamination through establishing new or existing walkways, laneways, access routes, etc.
  • Construction of hard surface pad or wash bay facility for cleaning and disinfecting vehicles and equipment outside a CAP or CAZ
  • Installation of specialized cleaning and disinfection equipment
  • Plant hygiene or treatment equipment
  • Installing a treatment system to remove pathogens, particulates, crop residue or contaminants from water
  • Construction or modification of a structure used only as a quarantine or isolation facility

Deadline Date

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Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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