Canadian Food Inspection Agency will regulate plant species Eriochloa villosa (Woolly Cup Grass) as a quarantine pest.
Pest Risk Management Document examines the risks associated with the introduction of Eriochloa villosa (Thunb.) Kunth (woolly cup grass) into Canada and outlines potential risk management options. The following commodities are recognized to present risk of introducing seeds of woolly cup grass: grain and seeds (propagative and non-propagative) of wheat and triticale, rye, barley, oat, corn and soybean.
If legislation is adopted, as phytosanitary measure all imports of grain into Canada will be required to be certified free from Eriochloa villosa (woolly cup grass) in addition to any existing phytosanitary requirements for those commodities. All shipments will require proof of absence of Eriochloa villosa, such as a phytosanitary certificate with additional declarations or another method of verifying freedom from contaminants that is approved in writing by the CFIA.