From Shannon Derksen, CFIA

“We had our science branch review scientific literature available on Solarization for ramorum – research shows that this treatment method could work SOME of the time in certain areas under ideal conditions – long periods of warm weather are required, which can be in short supply here in the ‘wet coast’.

At this time, CFIA would not be able to add solarization as an approved treatment method. If additional research was done in our climate we could re-visit and review again.”