UNITED STATES DEPART)MIT OF AGRICJLUTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant @tarnntine
Washington, D. C.
B. E. P. Q. 395 (3rd Revision)
LIST OF ARTICLES EMPT FROM CERTIFICATION REQUIRMENTS
UNDER THE JAPANESE BEETLE QUARANTINE (QUARANT1rT NO. 4g)
(Approved October 26, 1939; effective November 1, 1938)
The principal change in this revision is the addition of
trailing arbutus to the list of exempted plants (see item 14).
There have been eliminated from this list items such as aquatic
plants, silica sand, and similar materials, since the conditions of
exemption with reference to these items are covered in the current
regulations of the quarantine,
In accordance with the third proviso in Notice of Quarantine
No. 4, as revised, the following articles, being considered innoc-
uous as carriers of infestation, are exermpted from the restrictions
of this quarantine and of the regulations supplemental thereto:
1. Balsam pillows, when comroe& of balsam needles only.
2. Banana stalks, when crushed, dried, and shredded.
3. Dyed moss and dyed sand, when heat treated, and
when so labeled on the outside of each container
of such materials.
4. Floral designs or "set pieces," including wreaths,
sprays, casket covers, and all formal florists'
designs. Bouquets and cut flowers not so pre-
pared are not exempted.
5. Herbarium specimens, when dried, pressed, and treated,
and when so labeled on the outside of each con-
tainer of such materials.
6. Manure, peat, compost, or humus (a) when dehydrated
and either shredded, ground, pulverized, or com-
pressed, or (b) when treated with crude petroleum
or any other product having high potency as an in-
secticide, and when so labeled on the outside of
each commercial container of such materials. (See
also item 13.)
7. Moss, sheet (Coliergon schriberi and Thuridium
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S. Mushroem spawn, in brick, flake, or pure culture
9. Orchid-, cut.
10. Orchid plants, when growing exclusively in Osmunda
11. Osmrunda fiber, Osmundine, or orchid peat (Osmunda
cinnamomea, =nd 0. claytoniana).
12. Resurrection plant or birdsl-nest moss (Seladinella
13. Sphagnu--m moss, bog-moss, or peat moss (Sphagnaceae)
when dried and baled. (See also item 6.)
14. Trailing arbutus, or Mayflower (L-jifaea r se when
free from soil or primary roots, and when shipped
during the period between October 16 and June l4,
LE A. STRONG,
Chief, Bureau of Zntomology and Plamt Quarantine.