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 New Mexico
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Rohwer, S. A ( Sievert Allen ), 1887-1951
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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June 10, 1 jL9

B.E.P.Q. 579-32



The information contained in this summary was compiled from material received from the plant quarantine official of New Mexico and has been approved by him. It is issued for the convenience of plant quarantine inspectors, shippers, transportation agents, truc"ers, 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 New Mexico gives the general requirements for shipping nursery stock into that State, as well as digests of the Stati 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 Sta.te.

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 original texts of the regulations and quarantines, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative. For detailed information address the Deputy Inspector, College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, State Collee, New M.exico.

In addition to State requirements, shippers will need to take into
consideration applicable plant quarantines of th United States Department of Agriculture. In most instances these quarantines regulate the interstate movement of specified plants, plant products, and other articles from designated regulated areas. However, soro of these quarantines reulate the interstate movement of certain articles into designated protected areas. Copies of such quarantines mray be obtained fro2 the uireau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, Washington 25, D. C.

Acting Chief, Bureau of EntomoloTgy and
Plant Quarantine

:)iexico %ursery-stocx
SI 12..,.)P1n,7, requirements


of General Nurscry-Stock Shippin, Rq regents Law s IT. Tex. 1037, ch. 119, I)

-finition of R)rsery Stock,,--The tern nurseryy stockli shu-11 include all field-Town fiori -,t stock, fmit, shaO.e, or ornamentp.1 trees, shrubs, vines, outti.--s, grri.fts, scior.,,., 'bi)ds, fruit I)its to.nd other seeds of frilit and or-liaT -CRt.Il troeo or shrubs, he-rbaceous plants, bulbs, and roots, and other P ,-odacts for exce-,t fie-'.d, vef-et, -Lblo, and flower seeds, and
)all -* snch ori-arntmt,,1,l trc,,,,s, cherubs, plants, flowers, cuttings,
'hiill" s, an(I roots grown in -reemhouses or u-nder glass.

General "Rli- Pe uirome-_'it- --Am- nonresi ._ent nurseryman desiring to sYL-jp stor', iiito 'Eew 1,1 exico mi, tst secure. a peri,,it- certificatee by
to -("'I)e state I.*',Iroer1,- Inspoction Offino. of New Mexico, State College, a copy of 0_,,_- State. c(--rtJfic9Lt,7, of inspection 2ir--.nel by a duly authorized officl"),l, tot, '-et!. er 'entli of ',,10. Agents or dealers must -q.necify tii-.smirres of theii, tocl- omcl 1),%y a fee of $2 5; I -ealers' certificates will be issvied only to t !,-se froi,: nurseries rep, Istered and cerI ied to c hip ni).rsory stocl:7- into ilow ,lexico. AT)I)lications for certificates r.1.1-1.9t be made before J"Uy 1, am! all certificates expire on Junc 30 following "ate of issuu.

.'.Wach shj.-P.-vn' o: narser:,, into Nei; Illoxico :nusl- have attached thereto
)ermit-certificate taF at reasonable
a, sui)- ,I- of which may bo obtained
Cost L'rom th(-, St'ato XI'Trs,_ ry lm7,pection Offil-c.

New Mexico plant

Summary of Plant Quarantines

Cedar A.ple Rust
(Laws N. Mex. 1937, ch. ll8, sec. 4)

It is unlawful to transport any eastern red cedar (Juniperus
virginiana) -into New Mexico.

European Corn Borer
(Quarantine No. 9, effective Sept. 22, 1932)

Corn, broomcorn, etc.--Stalks, ears, cobs, or other parts or debris of corn, broomcorn, sorghums, and Sudan grass (except clean shelled corn and seed) originating in the infested areas will not be permitted to move into New Mexico.

Vegetables, straw, and floral plants.--Celery, beans in the pod, beets with tops, rhubarb, oat or rye straw as such or used as packing, cut flowers or entire plants of aster, chrysanthemum, emor hollyhock, and zinnia, and cut flowers or entire plants of dahlia and gladiolus (except roots,
bulbs, or corms without stems) which have been grown or stored in the infested areas will not be permitted to move into New Mexico from the infested areas unless each shipment or container thereof is accompanied by a certificate of the State of origin affirin,-that thoy have been inspected and found free from the European 6orn borer.

There are no restrictions on the noveront of the above-nentioned
plants or plant products when they have been processed or manufactured so as to eliminate all risk of carrying the borer.

Infested areas

Connecticut New Hampshire Pennsylvania
Indiana New Jersey Phode Island
Maine New York Vermont
Massachusetts Ohio West Virginia



g,- can L, af, Nut, and Cigar 0 aseboRrers f- nd Poian Weevil
(qtiarantine Order Yo. 12, effective June 1, 1939)

Hicl--or.r, -nccan, an,'- wntlnut trees al-,.d- plants, and. pp.rts thereof incii, di_-ig cuttin,- s, and scions, are prohibiterl from moving into New Vlc: -ico fro-, 1-11 States oxcopt Arizont-% an6- California and El Paso County, Tcxas, except that limited quantities of blids ancl scions thereof mr-_x, enter 7ow I..,Iexico under T)crriit whoi, such bu lls cr onions, together with th-ir Containers, have been vacuiui fumizatod. unrler supervision of a deputy of the Ir vi Moxico 9tate Fursciy Ins- ector.

Ap-plic,-Ai.(-, n for permit siioui br, nade to the State Nursery Inspection Of-F'ice, State -ating W n, ijqber buL, or scions numberr of all varieties not to exceed 100) 2) locality whore Frown, (3) variess and adrlressas of shipper, consignee, cr-l p,-"T-ittee, and (4) approximate date of sl-Apm,-nt. A cc,-Qy of th,, per-.,, must accoripany the sni-prient irto NewMe:'Aco.

'. he rcstrictecT articles mny 1)e -.'1ovod into Now 11exico for experimental
co -,es for New Mcxico 1)qcri -,on' Stations and the United State-, Department
-tit,,7re, subject to inspection nn'l Sttte a,.,,roval.
A:,-ricL T)-O

Sweetpotato 110017il
(Quarantine Ordor Yo. 5, ef-fectivd Oct. 5, 1925)

Mic T.ovGment of sw(.,7 t,,)o tato s ?.n,l swe e tpo Vato -01,,.-).nt s, set s, o r slips into ITew Eocico fror the quarantined aroa is prohibited.

Quaraiitiiied area

Al!7tbama Georgia Oklahoma

Ar!:,-). oas Louisiana Texas

F I o r i d Mi s si S si -npi

New Mexico plent

Texas Root Rot
(Quarantine Order No,. 11, effective Jul: 1, 1937; Regulation 1, effective Sant. g, 1937)

Each lot or shipment of nursery stock, trees, plants, shrubs, and vines grown or packed in or shipped from Arizona, Arkansas, Califor.nia, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah will be admitted into New 14exico only when accompanied by a certificate of the State of origin certifying that all such material in the lot or shipment was ;;rown on prenrisos free from Texas root rot.

Soil originating in the quarantined areas will not be permitted to move into New Mexico.

Quarantined areas

Arizona: Coufties of Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Pina,
Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, Yuma
Arkannsas: Counties of Little River and Miller California: Counties of Impperial, Riverside, San Piego Nevada: ClartlCounty
Oklahoma: Counties of Bryan, Choctaw, Cotton, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa,
Love, McCurtain, Marshall, Tillnan
Texas: Entire State except counties of Andrews, Aransas, Arnstrong,
Bailey, Borden, .Brewster, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Cochran,
Collingsworth, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallarm,
Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickcns, Donley, Ellis (not including the
City of Waxahatchie), Floyd, Fort Bond, Gaines, Gray, Hale,
Hansford, Hartley, Henphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Irion, Lamb,
Lipscomb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Moore, Motley,
Ochiltree, Oldham, Parner, Potter, Sandall, Reagan, Reeves, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Val Verde,
Ward, Wheeler, Wilson, Winkler, Yoakum Utah: fWashinqton County

The above summary was checked and approved on September 29, 194S, by R. F. Crawford, Professor of Biolor and Deputy Inspector.



Requirreaents- for Mailitn Plants, and Plant Pro duct s

Under the postal laws and regulations, nursery stock, including all field-grown florists' stock, tress, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts, scions, buds, fruit pits, and other seeds of fruits' and ornamental, trees or shrubs, vnl other plants a.nd plant products for propag-ation, including strawberry plants (exat field, vegetable, and flower seeds, bedding plants and other horbaceous plants, bulbs, and roots), may be admitted to the. mails only when accompanied by a State inspection certificate to the effect that the nursery or premises fro which such stock is shipped has been inspected whithin a year and found free from injurious insects and plant diseases. Parcels containing such nursery stock must be plainly marked to show the nature of the contents ard the na.rm 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 New Mexico plant quarantine official is given in the preceding su mnary.

Terminal Inspection of Mail Shinoments of Plants and Plant Products
(Act. Mar. 4, 1915, as amonnnded June 14, 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 nail shipments of plants and plant products into (or within) the St to moy, after having provided therefor rt State expense and having dlesignated one or more places where inspection will be maintained, arrange t~-have such mail shipments.turned over to State plant quarantine inspectors for examination at designated inspection points. Applica ion will be made to the Secreta-ry of Agriculture by submitting a list of plants and plant products an: the plant posts transmitted thereby; which are to be examined. The list, when approved in whcle or in part, will be transmitted to the Postmaster General whereupon postmasters will be informed and instruc ted..

AnZ-one nalin a parcel containing any plants or plant products addressed to, any ploce within a St.ate maintaining terminal inspection thereof is required, unler the law, to have the parcel plainly .marked on the outside to-sh-w the asture of the contents. Materials shipped under Federal quarantine certifica.tes issued by the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine nay be oxerpted from terminal inspection at the option of the receiving State.

Under the provisions of the 1936 amenr niant to the law, any State may arrange through Federal channels, after approval by the Secretary of Agriculture as indicated oove, to reula.te or prohibit the movement into


(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 naintaininj torminal inspection, plants or plant products named on the approved list will
be forwarded by the postmaster at destina-ion to the nearest inspection point. If the plants or plant products are found, upon inspection, to be free from injurious pests and not in violation of any plant quarantine or regulation of the State of destination or the United States Depart.ent of Agriculture, or if disinfested when they are found infested, such plants or plant products will then be forwarde'l 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 disinfested, or
are in violation of any plant quarantine or regulation of the State of destination or the United StatesDepartoent 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 plint products is now maintained by Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah, and Washington. Plants and plant products subject to terminal inspection and laces where terminal-inspection service is maintained -ro listed at the and of the summary of the general nursery-stock shipping requirements for each of the above-mentioned States, District, and Territorios.

Procedure for Paying Forwarding Postage.--Mtho;.s of paying forwarding postage are provided to expedite the handling of parcels subject to terminal inspection, as follows: (1) The addressed -ay have the pcrcels addressed to hinslf in care of the State inspector at a designated terminalinspection 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, 'Torw-rding postage guaranteed," whereupon the additic nal postage for forwarding will be collected from the addressee.

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