Summary of state nursery-stock shipping requirements and plant quarantines and regulations affecting interstate shipments


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Summary of state nursery-stock shipping requirements and plant quarantines and regulations affecting interstate shipments
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Hoyt, Avery S
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Administration, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine ( Washington, D.C )
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'ahngton 25, D. C.

UBRARY may ig, 194.9


Theinfrmaionco~ntain~ed in this sunmary was compiled from material
fro th. pantyiirantihe official of Mississippi and has been
zopove 'b hi. t is issued for the convenience of' plant quarantine Anppe~tors, shpertansportation agents, truckers, and others concered n te itertt moveen of plants, plant produaots, an other
m~terils ubjct o State reguliationi on account of plant pests.

The sumary or Mississippi gives the general requirements for shippingnurery toc into that State, as well as digests' of' the State plant '4 ranin an reulaions affecting interstate shipments. An appendix
f~anizesintormtin~ on post-office requirements for mailing plants as
wellas ermial-nspetio prcedure. TZhis summary does not incluOi.e 0-ige~ts f iarerystcIk and plantquaran~tine requirements relating to the 'movmentof pant entirely ith-in the State.

01" Te inormaton cntained in this circular Is believed to be correct 11 an~comlete p to ttme of preparation, but it is not1 intended to be
ixscl ndeendntl of orasa i obtitute for, the origi-nal texts of the
reglaton an qaratie an it is not to be interpreted as legally
ogthritaive Pordetiled information address the Ento-mologist, State

Inddiionto tate rirmets, shipper-, will need. to take into
consderaionapplcabe plant quaratines of' the United States Department
of Agiculure. I mst instanices these quarantines E~gulate the interstae mvemnt f seciiedplatsplant products, and.wother articles
f omdesgnatd rgultedareas. 1Ioievor, some of' these quarantines. regalatetheintrstte oveent o certain articles into designated protected
tipis V a beotained from the Bureau of'
Entmolgy nd lan Quranine, Wshigton 25, D. 0.

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P16int qarantine


Missisippi nursery-stock
shipping requirements


Summary of General Nursery-Stock Shipping Requirements
(Miss. Code 1930,' sec. 6965, 6967; Senate Bill 241, 1936; Rule 35.
amended Aug. 13, 1941; Rule 31, amended July 30, 1943)

Definition of Nursery Stock.--All trees, shrubs, and plants having persinrtent woody stems, and parts thereof capable of propagation, except fruit pits; and kudzu and strawberry plants.

General Shipping Requirements.--Any person who desires to ship nursery stock into Mississippi shall file with the State Plant Board a valid inspection certificate of the State of origin. The State Plant Board may make reciprocal agreements with other States, under which nursery stock or plants from any such State may be moved into Mississippi under the same conditions required for the movement of Mississippi nursery stock or plants into the State concerned.

A valid nursery certificate tag must be attached to each bundle or
other container of nursery stock shipped into Mississippi. Each contains should also be plainly marked with the names and addresses of shipper and. consignee, the general nature and quantity of the contents, and locality where grown.

If San Jose scale is present in any nursery, shipments of all host plants of .the scale, which will stand funigation, must be funigated immediately prior to shipment from such nursery. Dipping may be substituted for fumigation when approved by the Mississippi Ptate Plant Board.

Any person receiving from outside the State a shipment of plants or other articles not in compliance with Mississippi certification ~and labelling requirements shall so inform the State Plant Board or local inspector and hold such shipment unopened subject to such inspection and disposition as may b'e required.

Plant Materials Subject to Terminal Inspection

The State of Mississippi has arranged, according to the plan outlined in the appendix, for 'terminal inspection of sweetpotatoes, plants, vines, and cuttings, and morning-gloryj vines and roots, except that those which originate within the State of Mississippi and are addressed to places within the State, when accompanied by a certificate of inspection issued by the Mississippi State Plant Board, are exempt.

Mississippi has also arranged for the enforcement, under the
terminal-inspection procedure, of Rules 24-A and 240 (intrastate), both pertaining to the sweetpotato weevil.

sipping reairiements

Terina InpeciunPoinits iii M'isissipp

Abereen renaa LeandSena.tobia,

ArkranGlpc eiC4dian Starkvri lie

BoneileJaksn os Point Sta~te College

Brohve arel Poplarvil.le Stoneville


Mississippi plant

Summary of State Quarantines and Regulations

r gentine Ant
(Rule 65, issued Jan. 1, 1930)

Potted plants or any plants with soil on the roots will not be admitted into Mississippi from areas known to be infested with Argentine ants unless the ississiippi State Plant Board is informed by a plantinspection official of the State of origin that the property on which the plants were grown was inspected and found free from the pest, or that the pest is being successfully controlled. Such shipments must also comply with the Mississippi general nursery-stock shipping requirements.

Cabbage Pests and Diseases
(Rule 7, issued Oct. ', 196)

Transportation of cabbage plants into Mississippi is prohibited unless each shipment is accompanied by certification of the State of origin that such plants were inspected and found apparently free from injurious insect pests and plant diseases.

Camellia Flower Blight
(Rule 71, adopted June 22, 1949)

Prohibited articles.--3alled and potted camellia plants and cut camellia flowers originating in the infected areas and all other areas which may later be found infected.

Restricted articles,--Camellia olants free from soil and without buds.

Conditions governing movement.--The prohibited articles may not be moved into Mississippi. Restricted articles accompanied by a valid certificate of the State of origin will be ad fitted into the State.

Infected areas
California: Entire State
Georgia: 3629 Tuxedo Road., Atlanta

Mississippi plant

PoyPeac Disease
(Rule 4-A, ended Feb. 1)4, 1947)

Peah tee, pachrots, nectarine trees, nectarine roots, or aniy
tre o shubbudde o~n peah or necarne roots, may be transported from theinfcteaeas in, wth'L'n, or from Mis4sssppi only when each shipment~s accmpanid by .l nursery-ins-pection certificate of the
Stae o or.*gn ad wenin a dition, the plant quarantine official of
..''the ~ ~ ~ Stt fizncri~es in advance. of each shipping season that the nurer an is evion within 1 mile were inspected and al' Phony-diseased.1 trees~ ~ weermoe rirt June 30 the date of certification, provided ~ ~ thtte rsnc fte disease within any blockc of trio nursery or djaentthret shll -,squ~alify. for certification all stock in the affctebockoter tha root stock -f'rom seed planted the pre vious year.

Albaa oisina South Carolina

ri assmi ssissippi Tenniessee

Flrda4issour'i Texas

Seed Potatoes
(Rule 60, amendeC May 9, 19-9)

lotaoesforseed puirposes may not be sold in. Mississippi unless
-eah sipmnt f ucht potatoes i~s accoipLaiel ',y a certi.ficato afffirmring tha te ptaoeshae bee inspected and foiid to m-,ee-t the standards of theStae oorginfor certificton with. respect to freedom from,, various potat disease See *ottes will be rejected if~ more tha.n 10 percent

Ti rilation O~a aot apply to seed potatoes used. in planting; the

all crop

Mi sssissippi plant

Seed Sweetpotatoes and Sweetpotato Plants
(Rule 233, amended effective Oct. 8, 1941)

Seed sweetpotatoes, sweetpotato plants and vines, and all morningglory plants or parts thereof may not be moved into Mississippi unless a permit certificate tag of the Mississippi State Plant Board is attached to each container thereof. When sold in Mississippi, plants, vines, and cuttings originating outside the State must be tied in bundles of 100 with valid certificate tape issued by the Mississippi State Plant Board or by the State of origin.

Permit certificate tags and certificate tape may be obtained by filing with the MYssissippi State Plant Board an inspection certificate of the State of origin showing that the potatoes, plants, fields, beds, and premises of the applicant have met the Mississippi requirements for certification of seed sweetpotatoes or potato plants. Whenever sweetpotato diseases become so widely distributed in any State that the Mississippi Plant Board shall consider shipments from the State as unsafe or dangerous, the Board shall decline to issue permit certificates for the movement of seed sweetpotatoes or potato plants from that State into Mississippi. Permit certificate tags and certificate tape may be recalled for cause by the Mississippi State Plant Board.

Sweetpotatoes for food pui-oses may be shipped into Hississipti from other States provided there is attached to each container either (1) a certificate of the State of origin affirming that the sweetpotatoes were grown in and shipped from an area free from the sweetpotato weevil or
(2) a Mississippi permit, which will be issued on presentation of suitable evidence of production in a weevil-free area.

Sugarcane Pests
(Rule 503, amended Jan. 22, 1929)

Sugarcane may; not be shipped into Mississippi unless each shipment is accompanied by a permit issued by the Mississippi State Plant Board. Permits will be issued to applicants (1) on presentation of evidence that the sugarcane was inspected in the State of origin and no injurious pests found or (2) when the cane is certified as having been treated under the supervision of an official of the State of origin so as to destroy all serious pests.

Mii ssipi pln

Swee otat Wevil
(Rale~~~~~ ~ ~~ 24A0mne ue22 99 l 4, amended Jan. 14, 1949)

Themovmen'.ito issssipiof sweetpotato planzta, vines, cuttings,
7, 0ry p s and parts thereof from the infosea rea isproibied.Swetpottos may be admitted only under speperit t te~dscrtio o the Misssippi Entomndlogist and under
stil afeuars a'heshal seciy 1) for experimental uxse or for propagatio undr th suprvison o a S ateaancy, (2) whien fu~migated under
sapevisin ofa $tte e F el "nsector and moved directly to a named t~nigne. ome~itel ater fuiga.tion, or' (3) when grown in a weevil-free

Traspotaionthoug Mssisip 1.L of veetpotatoes and sweetpotato
p~an~s nd prtsorignatng n the infested~ areas. is prohibited except
as.'ollos: weetotaoes ay ove through Mississippi (1) by common carrieon hrogh ill ofladngfroem July 1 to Apil 30, if acomlipanied
inspctin crtiicae o the State of origin, or (2) by other than
q~~g~~on, ~ carir frmJuy1toA l 30, if in officially sealed trucks
wit -:1m nspctin c3 tfia of thie State of origin and a special permit
oftheMisissppiStae Pant Bordprovided that~ such~ shipments from
2ebuay tro~ Ari'30ms also- be companies by a certificate of
ftuigtio wth niet-yl bromide under the supervision of a State or F'ederal
inspcto. Th spcia permits will be issued only on presentation to the authorize rpenttie of the Plant Board- of a true copy of the invoice
or'il o sle hoin te an es, ad-&Mdre sees of consignor and consignee.

S~hpmn frmteifse areas will not be permitted to pass
thrughi~isisipp from My 1 to June 30

Alaama Contes f BldinCofee Covington, Geneva, Mobile

Georia: ounies fBroks Caden, Chatham, Qolquitt, Glynn,
Gray, nt-sh Mitchell, Thomas, Tift, Worth

io'u sian Parshe ofDe Soto, Grant, and Sa.bine, and all parishes
sout ofandincluding Vernon1 Rpides, Avoyelles, Pointe

Missssipi: Prts f te uties of P!orzrest, George, Greene, -Hancock,
Pearl~ ~~ Riean athl;entire counties of Harrison and

Missi ssippi plant

Sweetpotato Weevil (Cont.)

Infested areas (Cont.)

Texas: Counties of Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera,
Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Be=a, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos,
Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caliwell,.'alhb. -, 6 ~&ro,
Chambers, Colorado, IGomal,. Ooncho, Coryell, 6rane, Crockett,, De Witt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Falls, Fayette, Fort Beni.
Frio,, Galveston,' Gillespie, ,Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes,
Gadalupe, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Hill,
Irion, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg,
Jim Wells, K~arnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney,
Kleberg,-Lampasas, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty,
limb s eI;4 : 70 ,Llano,, McCulloch, McLennan., McMullen,
Mason, M'atagorda, Maverick, Medina, Mvlnard', Milam,
Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, INueces, Orange, Pecos,
Polk, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Refugic, Sabine, San Augustine,
San Jacinto, San Patriojio, San Saba, Schleicher, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, VUpton, UIValde, Val Verde,- Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb,
Wharton, Willacy, Williamson.' Wilson, Zapata, Zavala


Texa s Rot Rot or Ozonlum Root Rot (Rul~e 63, iszecl jan. 1,13)

Farsey stock, tree's, plants, shrubs, anl vines from 'Arizona,
Ar!!no"a, California, New Mexcico, Okla~loma, and, Texas, and other 'States whih m- hereafter become infected, may not bo moved into Missi ;!ip)pi
ixnlc~sV eah lo o siipment is acccmpanieJ. by State-of'-ori--in certifIi~ p~a~i.~ c no~nd theroin were ;ovnadpce.i zJ
shpe f~roma~ 0.1strot free o.f" Tex~as root rot or ozonium root rot. The,
-Lpent must comply with the general nunrery-sto~c shipping requirements

"he !regoing sum-mary wa.s checked ,.nd approved on Aujust 17, 1914,
by DrkrLye, E1ntonaologi st, State Plant Board, as to the quarantines then in efet. The camellia flower blight and sweetpotato vreevil quarantines weenuu-iari~e-I thereafter.



Requirements for 'Mailing Plants and Plat bcts

Under the postal laws and regulations, nursery stock, including all field-grown florists' stock, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts, scions, buds, fruit pits, and other seeds of fruit and ornamental trees or shrubs, and other plants and plant products for propagation, including strawberry plants (except field, vegetable, and flower seeds, be1~dding plants and other herbaceous plants, bulbs, and roots), maybe admittd.c the nails only when accompanied by a State inspection certificate to the effect that the nursery or premises from which such stock is shipped has been inspected within a year and found free from injurious insects and plnat diseases. Parcels containing such nursery stock must be plainly marked to show the nature of the contents and the name and address of the sender. (Postal Laws and Regulations 1940, sec. 595.) Inspection and certification must be done by a plant quarantine official of the State of origin. An individual mailing of such plants or plant products, if from uninspected premises, will also be accepted upon examination and certification by a State plant quarantine official. The address of the Mississippi plant quarantine official is given in the preceding summary.

Terminal Inspection of Mail Shipments of Plants and Plant, Produdts
(Act Mar. 4, 1915, as amended June 4, 1936; Postal Laws and Regulations 1940, sec. 596)

Establishment of Terminal Inspection,--Any State desiring to operate under the provisions of the terminal inspection law so as to regulate the movement of mail shipments of plants and plant products into (or within) the State may, after having provided therefor at State expense and having designated one or more places where inspection will be maintained, arrange to have such mail shipments turned over to State plant quarantine inspectors for examination at designated inspection points. Application will be made to the Secretary of Agriculture by submitting a list of plants and plant products and the plant pests transmitted thereby, which are to be examined. The list, when approved in whole or in part, will be transmitted to the Postmaster General whereupon postmasters will be informed and instructed.

Anyjone mailing a parcel containing any plants or plant products addressed to any place -within a Stats maintaining terminal inspection thereof is required, under the law, to have the parcel plainly marked on T.he outside to show the nature of the contents. Materials shipped un Federal quarantine certificates issued by the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine may be exempted from terminal inspection at the option of the receiving State.

Under the provisions of the 1936 amendment to the law, any State may arrange through Federal channels, after approval by the Secretary of '

Agrculur asindceld above, to regiilete or prohibit the movement into O~~~r wihn theStte of' mail shipments of' designated plants and plant pro~~licts th oenn f whic woiu-tl constitute a viol nation oiT State
plent uaantne lewscr re, ,Itions.

Termnalin~ecton roe edure -UlTJ]on arrival in anyr State maintaining
terminal ~ inp~in lants or plant products named on -the approved li,-t
wil befonardd b the potast1er at destination to the nearest inppeti pont. If th plants or plant pro duts arofounid, upon inspection ~ to befe rc nuious pests~and not n viol-ation of any plant
quaanineorr~glaio of tlie State of destination or, the United States Depatmen of griultuzre, or if diirfested when they are found infested,1 sucplntsor lat prouts ill then be forwiarded by the postmaster at
thepoit o inpetion to th~e addressee u.-on payment of postage.

If lats o~r plant prodciuts, upon inspection, are found to be infesedwih. injurious~ pests an~d cannoQt be satisfactorily disinfested-, or are n vilaton of any plant quarantiLne or regulation of' the State of desina-lo orthe~ Unie3 States Deartment of Agiriciilturc, the postmaste upo ntfcation by the State inspector will inform the sender tha th pacelwil b returned to him upon hiis request and at his expense.In deaul~t of n,,ch request the parcel W'ill be turned over to the

alJsetion of plants and. plan' proftucts is nlow mi~a~e
by~~~ ~ Arzoa ArassClfornia,, District of Columbia, Florida, HawViii,
I dhoMinesta,111ssssipp, MIontana, Qre~on, Pueprto Rico, Utah, and
gtn.Pnns pat producLts Lb-ect to terminal inspect-Jon
anlPlcs hretrinli oec o service i~s maintained are listorl
at te en ofthe ummay o th.e general. niuz er,,-stock shipping re-iiiremens fr ech f te abovementioned States, Di-strict, and Territories.

Procedu~e fo Pyn oiadgPstg.-44ethods of p- yin#;, forwardingC: _9 ~ieth adln of parcels s-ubject to terminl ispctinas follows: (1 The aadiressee mayr have the -Parcels addresed t himel in care of the State inspector at a ciesignateJ, ter:inalinspectio pongr the Sta of destination and provide the inspector wit Potag fr forwardling the inspected antsnt; or (2) the addrezsee may rrane wth the sender to :place on the parcels a pledge readings, "Fowarin pota- ,e Tnirateed~l' whereupon the additionalJ postage for
forardng il becolectl&from ",.-e addressee.

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