UNITED STATES DE ZARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE- ,r
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ADMI ISTRATION STAT LAN
BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QUAPANTIiE Washington 25, D. C.
November 2, 1951
SUMMARY OF STATE MNURSERY-STOCK SKIPPING REQUIREMENTS AND PLANT
QUARANTINES AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE SHIPMENTS
The information contained in this summary was compiled from material received from the plant quarantine official of Maine and has been approved by him. It is issued for the convenience of plant quarantine inspectors, shippers, transportation agents, truckers, and others concerned in the interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other materials subject to State regulation on account of plant posts.
The summary for Maine gives the general requirements for shipping
nursery stock into that State. An appendix furnishes information or: postoffice requirements for mailing plants as well as terminal-inspection procedure. This summary does not include digests of nursery-stock and plant quarantine requirements relating to the movement of plants entirely within the State.
The information contained in this circular is believed to be correct and complete up to the time of preparation, but it is not intended to be used independently of or as a substitute for the orighel texts of the regulations, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative. For detailed information address the Chief, Division of Plant Industry, State Department of Agriculture, Augusta, Maine.
In addition to State requirements, shippers will need to take into
consideration applicable plant quarantines of the United States Departmont of Agriculture. In most instances these quarpntines reg.ilate the interstate movement of specified plants, plant products, and other articles from designated regulated areas. However, some of these quarantines regulate the interstate movement of certain articles into designated protected
areas. Copies of such quarantines may be obtained from the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantines, Washington 25, D. C.
Chief. Bureau of EntomolJgy and
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Sumary _of General Parsery-Stock Shipping Requirements
(Oh. 27 R.S. 1944, ibiaine, as amended by P.L. 1945)
Definition of NTursery Stock.--All florist stock, trees, shrubs, vines, fruiting plants, cuttings, grafts, scions, and buds, both deciduous and evergreen, grown for sale or propagation; also herbaceous perennials, bedIing plants, roots, corms, bulbs, tubers, potted plants, and cut flowers, and all other plants and plant products for, or capable of, propagation, excepting field crops, vegetable plants, and vegetable and flower seeds,
General Shipping Requirements.--Any nonresident nurseryman, dealer, or other person ishing to do businesss in nursery stock in Maine should file a certified copy of his State nursery inspection certificate with the Maine State Horticulturist and keep on file with him a list of agents and representatives in the State. He should also obtain from the State Horticulturist a license to deal in nursery stock in Maine, Upon proper application the license will be issued, for a fee of $1, in the name of the nurseryman, dealer, solicitor, salesman, or agent. Licenses are not transferable and expire on December 31 of each year.
Each shipment of nursery stocr movingly: into Maine must bear on each container a certificate that tho contents have been inspected and found apparently free from dangerous insects ani. diseases. Incoming nursery stock is subjo ct to inspection, and if found infested it may be destroyed or returnc'1 to the shiprer at his expense.
Transportation companies should not transport uncertified nursery stock (excluding cut flowers, potted plants, and cut greens) into or within the State. They should notify the Commissioner of Agriculture upon receipt of uncertified consignments.
The foregoing summary was reviewed and approved on August 17, 1951, by Edward D. Johnson, State Horticulturist.