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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3WU OF' gMTOMOIOGY ArTD PI LAM qUAIMTIiE I".ashington 25, D. C.

LI RA&~ may 18, 194.19



Teihformation contained in this summary was compiled from material rec~ve frm the plant quarantine official. of Missouri an(I has been approve b,,im. It is issued for the co.ivenience of plant quarantine inspetosshippers, transportation agents', truckers, and others concerned. i .t nterstate movement of plants, plant prodaicts, and other materials sbet to State --egixlation on ac-count of plant pbsts.

Th sumary for 2isso-Lri gives' the general' reqiiirem-.ento for shipping nasry stock into that State, as well as digests of the State plant quarnt-nes. and4 regu,1..ticns affecting interstate shipments. An, appendix furises information on -po st-off- ice requirements for mailing plants as well astrninal-ins-Dection proceduarc. This summary does not includes digests o urce-.y-stockr or plan t-qunaranit ine -requirements relating to the movement ofplants entirely within the State.

~Lei~r-nto contained in this circular is believed to b,2 correct
an oi1ete up to the time of preparation, but it is not'intended to be used nde, xetly of, 6r as a subttt fote -rina texts of th e
eg~latlos and quarantines, and, it is not to be interpreted ac legally
-ttive. For detailed inf-"or2mat-ion address the State Entomologist, Stat DeprtmentL of Agricgltre Jefferson Gity-, Missouri.

tadd i t io Y to State requirements, shippers will need. t o take into
consdc ation "plicalole plant quarantines of the Unitedl States Department of gri-Lfture, In most instan-ces these quarantines regulate the interyeientof specified plants, 'plant products, and oth-er articles fromlesgnated refulated, areas,. However, some of these quarantines reo~atcthe movnent of certain articles into designate d protected areas. co~e of such quarantines may be obtained from the Bureau of Entomology andPinnt Quarantine,~ W'ashington 25, Dl. C.

Plant uarantine

Missouri Nursery-stock
shipping requirements


Summary of General Nursery-Stock Shipjing Requirements
(Insect Pest and Plant Disease Law, Rev. Stat. Mo, 1936,
ch. 102, art.3; Regulations, affective Apr. 15, 1946)

Definition of Nursery-Stock.--All trees, shrubs, vines, andparts capable of propagation, except seed, including plants collected from fields, forest, or native stands; all plants having a persistent woody stm; and perennials, such as iris, poony, gladiol1us, and strawberries.T

General Shipping Requirements7--Any nonresident nurseryman desiring to ship nursery stock into Missouri. should apply for a Missouri nursery permit certificate. There is no charge for a nursery permit certificate. Annually, on or before October 1, each nurseryman must file with the Missouri State Entomologist a list of his agents operating in Missouri,
and must supplement this list as additional agents are emplo'ed. The State Entomologist will issue for each qualified nursery agent, free of charge, a nursery agent.s certificate, which must be carried when the age is doing business in issouri, to be shown upon request.

Any person in issouri not engaged in the nursery business may arrange for a package certificate of inspection by sending the plants, prepaid, to the Department of Agriculture, Jefferson City. If the plants pass inspection they will be forwarded to the consignoee upon arrangement e owner for payment of transportation expenses.

Each carload, truckload, or container of nursery stock moved into Missouri must have attached an inspection certificate of the State of origin and a general statement of the contents, except that no certificate is needed for a shipment for identification or experimental purposes to the State Experiment Stations or to the State or Federal Departments of Agriculture,

Common carriers or their agents receiving shipments of any products shipped in violation of any State or Federal quarantine or State regulation nust notify the St:.te Department of Agriculture and hold sch Ehipmentus pending instructions.

Shipments from any foreign country and Territories of the United States of plants or plant products in the raw or unmaafactured state (except fruits, nuts, field, vegetable, or flower seeds) must be held
unopened pending* instructions, whether or not certified.

Mi~ssouri plant

PonZY Pec Di.sease
(Qqr6nti~e 'Io.1,revi si-:t effective Nar. 20, 1947)

Peah~r eca4ife rots or-peach or necta.rinp trees with roots, or
~~~~~r~~b Ae~ s~p ot erf~ ~wiped from the infected areas~nto, ithin or iom 1,.issoi.i unless acor nied by a nursery in~tate ofozin.Oertifiepates will boe issued. onlyon cndiion'hat he'urseryr and. its envi ro ns wi thi n a mile have beeni nsp-ct e&-d llpho3--seased. trees remove _prior to June 30O preceding hipmet, proide tht te resence of the dioease- in a-ny bloc~c of the
iryIrse yo racj~cnttheet, sal isqualify for certification all stock
-fece'bl'ek or than rootstock fromr seed p'ated the pree An-anas: oun-;e f' Arkansas, Ashley, Bradl.ey, Chicot, Columbia,
Criueden, Oross, I)eslia, Drew, Hempstead, Howard, Jefferson,
JonsnLfaete Lee,~ Lincoln, Little River, I.Iil11er,
'Moroe Xev~d,.-P-illips, Pike, Saint Fraiicis, -Sevier, Union,

Louiian: Paishs of Bieniille, Bosier, Caddo, Claiborne, De. Soto, ~ ~ Xoehot~e, Natchitoches, 0iuachita, Red

'Misissipi: ntie Stte eceptcouties of Alcorn, Benton, Bolivar,
Chikasw, hotaw Clarke, Clay, Coahome., Nl Soto, Gienada,
Humhrys Issauen, Itawan-ba, Lafayette, Laiiderdale, 'Lee,
Leloe Madisony, Marshall, 'Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha,
Paoa Pontotoc, Prentiss, qtiitman, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson,
Sunflower Tlatchie, Tppah, Tislomingo, Tiriica, Unioni,
!-fshigtn, inton, Yabusha

Souh Crolna:Couties of Aiken, 3arinwell, Edgefield, Greenville, Laurens, Saua, Sparanb-arg
Tennsse,* ~ounieso" heser, Davidson, Hailton, Hardeman, Lauderdale,

Texa: Cuntis of Bexar Brazos, 0arnp, Cherok~ee, Harrison, Kerr,
Liustne,'I~enan Milam, Panola, Rusk, San Aiustine,

M asouri plant

Seed Sweetpotatoes and Seetpotato Plants
(Regulations, effective Apr. 15, 1946)
No individual or company may ship or transport into Missouri seed
sweetpotatoes, sweetpotato plants, slips, vines, or cuttings, unless each container thereof bears a sweetpotato permit certificate issued by the
Missouri State Entomologist.

Such nonresident individual or company must file with the State Entomologist a "Grower's Statement" and a copy of an inspection cerfificate of the State of origin certifying that the sweetpotato plants or plant pprts have been inspected and found free of dangerous diseases and insect pests. On compliance of the applicant with such requirements, the State Entomologist will issue a sweetpotato permit certificate without charge.

The above summal- wqs checked and. aproved on August 4, 1948, oby Loyd E. Adams, State Entomologist.

RequremntsforMaijijg Pats and Pl -t Products

Under~~~ th otl asr-d re6 nations, nursery stock, Including all
fiel-grwn lorsts stcktrees shr'ubs, vines, cuttings, grafts,
scios, udsfrut pis and other' seeds of fruijt and ornamental trees or hrus, nc oter lansand plant products, for propag,-ation, including
stiaVerr plnts(exeptfield, vegetable, and. flower seeds, bedding
plarq ad oherheraceus lants, bulbs, anal rQWt0), may be, admitted to themais. nl whn acomaned by a Sta.te inspection certificate to the effet t~atthe ursry r pemises f_-oti which such stock is shipped has beeninsectd. wtiayer and f ounmd free from injurious insects and
plant~ ~~~ dsae.Prescntaining such nursery stock must bt_ plainly
marked~~~~ toso tentueo he-,.ontants a.nd the name and address of the
zntd-. Posal awsandRegulations 1940, sec. 595.) Inspection and
cerifiatin mst be done by a plant quarantine official of the State of orign. A inividual mailing of cuch plants or plant pro~qucts, if' fr~om urinpe'ed-.r:-,,-ises, will also be accepted 'upon examination end certificatonby L-tate plant quarantine official, The address of the Missouri plat naratine official i,3 given in -k,.he -preceding summary.

Ter.,ina Inpetion of 1'ail Si ments of Plants and PDlnt Products
(Ac Ma. 195,, as amended June 4, 1936; Postal Lzaws and Regulations l9Q40, s-c. 59G)

Estalismen ofTermnalInspecion --Anr State~ desiring to operate under
the povisons fth trinaal i nspection law so as to regulate t~le I_,over-et o inil hipens of plants and plant products into (or within) the
State d. there-feo at State expense ani having
designed one r or places where inspection will bOe maintained, arrange to av sul- mal hi r- ,tsj tune over to State plant quaranti-ne in~nec,Os or xa-,inaionatdes ate-1 ins-pection- points. Application will a~ o44~u~ur r u~iitinga list of plants andplat podutsani thie plantp-est- ti'ansmittedl thereby, which are to e eamied, Th lit, w~hen approved in whole or in part, will be traunsritted.~~ ~~~ toti Ps-ase.ieea hereupon po stmasters will be informed

Anyone maln a. arelcotaining anyr plants or plant products addressed ~ ~ ~ ~ e tanplc ihn. State maintaining terminal inspection thereof
is rquiedundr te law, -'o have the parcel plainly marked on. the outside t sow he atireofthe contents. Materials ship-ped under Federal quan~ant1 crictcs issued by 'he Pareau of Entomrolog-y a P Plan t C 7arntna ayli exmtd ro terminal inspection at th~e option of the

Undr te poviion ofthe 1936 amendment to the law, any State may
arrzig thoug Fe-Gal channels, after ap- royal by the Secretary of
k"*m to regulate or prohibit the movement into

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(or within) the State of mail shipments of designated plants and plant
products the movement of which would constitute a violation of State plant quarantine laws or regulations.

Terminal Inspection Procedure.--Upon arrival in any State maintaining
term-inal inspection, plants or plant products named on the approved list will be forwarded by the postmaster at destination to the nearest inspection point. If the plants or plant products are found, upon inspc tion, to be free from injurious pests and not in violation of a'y plant quarantine or regulation of the State of destination or the United States Department of Agriculture, or if disinfested when they are found infested such plants or plant products will then be forwarded by the postmaster at the point of inspection to the addressee upon payment of postage. ,

If plants or plant products, upon inspection, are found to be infested with injurious pests and cannot be satisfactorily d.isinfested, or are in violation of any plant quarantine or regulation of the State of destination or the United States Department -of Agriculture, the postmaster upon notification by the State inspector will inform the sender that the parcel will be returned to him upon his request and at his expense. In default of such request the parcel will be turned over to the State authorities for destruction.

Terminal inspection of plants and plant products is now maintained by Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Coluimbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Mi.ssissippi, Montana, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah, and Washington. Plants and plant products subject to terminal inspection and places where terminal-inspection service is maintained are listed at the end of the summary of the general nursery-stock shipping requirements for each of the above-mentioned States, District, and Territories.

Procedure for Paying Forwarding Postage.--Methods of paying forwarding postage are provided to exopedite the handling of parcels subject to terminal inspection, as follows: (1) The addressee may have the parcels addressed to himself in care of the State inspector at a designated terminal inspection point in the State of destination and provide the inspector with postage for forwarding the inspected'plants~; or (2) the addressee may arrange with the sender to place on the parcels a pledge reading, "Forwarding postage guaranteed," whereupon the additional postage for forwarding will be collected from the addressee.