UNITED STATES DEPART,:ETT OF AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION
BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY ATD PLANT QUARAITIhE Washington 25, D. C.
November 2, 1951
SUMMARY OF STATE URSERY-STOCK SIIPPIIG R2QUIREMNTS AND PLANT
QTARAUTIITES AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE SHIPMENTS
The information contained in this summary was compiled from material received from the plant quarantine official of Minnesota 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 pests.
The summary for Minnesota gives the general requirements for shipping nursery stock into that State, as well as digests of the State plant quarantines and regulations affecting interstate shipments. An appendix furnishes information on post-office requirements for mailing plants as well as terminal-inspection procedure. This summary does not include digests of nursery-stock or plant-quarantine requirements relating to the movement of plants entirely within the State.
The information contained in this circular is believed to bo 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 orignal texts of the regulations and quarantines, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative. For detailed information address the Director, Bureau of
Plant Industry, State Department of Agriculture, Dairy and Food, University Farm, St. Paul 1, Minnesota.
In addition to State requirements, shippnrs will need to take into
consideration applicable plant quarantines of the United States Do ,artment of Agriculture. In most instances these quarantines relate 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 Quarantinc, 'ashinton 25, D. C.
Chief 3ueqA of Entomolo iand
Summary of General Nursery-Stock Shipping Requirements
(Ch. lO, L. 1927; Ch. 59, L. 1929; Ch. 365, L. 1931; Circs. 7 and 8, Jan. 1951)
Definition of _irsery_ Stock.--All native and cultivated trees, shrubs, and woody vines; perennial roots, such as peony and iris; small-fruit plants, such as strawberry and raspberry; herbaceous perennials, such as hollyhock n' other hardy flowering plants; and cuttings, buds, grafts, and scions
of the above for or capable of propagation.
General Shipping Requirements.--Any nonresiO.ent nurseryman or dealer wishin to sell nursery stock in Minnesota should register with the Minnesota State Entomologist, paying the same amount as charged by his State to outof-State nurserymen, dealers, and agents. The Minnesota State Entomologist is autKorized to enter into reciprocal agreements with officials of other
States whereby no fees, bonds, special tags, invoices, fumigation, or special inspections other than that required for the regular certificate will be required in either State. Nurserymen should also file copies of their State inspection certificates with the State Entomologist before shipping any nursery stock into the State.
Dealers should file an affidavit with the State Entomolo ist that they will sell only officially inspected nursery stock and maintain with him a list of their sources of nursery stock. Dealers' certificates expire annually on September 15. All agents of nurserymen and dealers are required to carry Minnesota agents' certificates obtained through their principals without charge. All nursery stock offered for sale must be in sound, healthy condition.
Each shioment of nursery stock movin into Minnesota should have an inspection certificate of the State of origin attached to the outside of each container. Transportation companies are prohibited from accepting uncertifi.ed nursery stock! for shipment. NIursery stock from foreign countries must be opened in the oresenc: of a Minnesota inspector.
Permits or ce-rtificates are not needed to ship the following plants;
Greenhouse or house-grown plants; herbaceous annuals, such as asters; vegetable plants, such as asparagus and cabbage; tubers, bulbs, and corms; Christmas trees without roots; and parts of plants not capable of propagation.
Minnesota nursery-stock shipping requirements
Plant Materials Subject to Terminal Inspection
The State of Minnesota has arranged, under the plan outlined in
the appendix, for terminal inspection of the following plants and plant materials: All wild and cultivated trees, shrubs, and woo-y vines; perennial roots, such as peonies and iris; small-fruit plants, such as strawberries and raspberries; herbaceous perennials, such as hollyhocks and other hard,. flowering plants; and cuttings, buds, grafts, and scions
for or capable of prop~aation.
Terminal Inspection Poirt in Minnesota
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Surnarof Plant Q;uarantines
(r quarantine N~o- 7, as amended., effective July 30, 1948)
Irish (conwion) potatoes (Solanuimtubero sum) may not be moved into
Lakre of the Wood~s County, Townships of 1Laona and Oaks, in Roseau County, and. TownshLip of Williams, in Xoochichinp County, ilinnisota, from any State or Aerr"itory unless each container of such potatoes is officially ta--ed to Sho w that the pootatoes have been inspected by an inspector of the Staite of origin and found free of bactcrial ring rot disease, (Co yjbw-cteriim sunpeonicum, (Spiekermann et Kotthoff) Skaptason and Burkholder).
The fo reAo i ne summary was rc -viewed and approved on September 24, 1951, by Wfaltrr P. Trampo 'Yursery Inspector, Entomolo--st II.