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 South Carolina
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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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BB. IA T BOA~J June 29, 1950



The information contained in this summary was compiled from material received from the plant quarantine official of South Carolina and has been approved by him. It is issued for the convenience of plant quar aitine 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 South Craolina gives thc general requirement, 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 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 Entomologist, State Crop Pest Commission, Clemson, South CarolinaIn addition to State requirements, shippers will need to tAke into
consideration applicable plant quarantines of the 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, some of these quarantines regulate the interstate movement of certain articles into designated protected
areas. Copies of sAlch quarantines may be obtained from the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quaranntine, Washington 25, D. C.

Chief, Bureau of Entorolo and
Plant Qarmtine

South Carolina nursery-stock
shipping requi remen ts


Summary of General Yursery-Stock Shipping Requirements
(Nursery Regulations, approved Dec. 1, 1942)

Definition of Nursery Stock.--Fruit, nut, shade, and ornamental trees and shrubs; vines, bulbs, roots, tubers, and all other plants and parts of plants for propagation purposes.

General Shiioing Requirements.--Nurserymen wishing to move nursery stock into South Carolina must file a valid inspection certificate, signed by the responsible inspection official of the State of origin, with the South Carolina State Crop Pest Commission. Dealers -should file an affidavit giving the names of nurseries from which they expect to buy nursery stock to ship into the State and have each such firm file with the Commission a duplicate nursery-inspection certificate of the State in which it is located. All shipments of nursery stock moving into South Carolina must be accompanied by a valid inspection certificate of the State of origin. Hurserymen in States requiring permit tags, invoices, or fees from South Carolina nurserymen must meet like requirements in shipping nursery stock into South Carolina.

The South Carolina State Entomologist issues weekly lists of violators of South Crolina requirements during the shipping season and at longer intervals during the remainder of the year so that purchasers may be informed as to firms that fail to comply with the law.

South Carolina plant
quara.nti ne s

Sumry of Pl ant 2iarantines andRc,lat ions Carqelia Flower Blig-ht (( aarantine, revised effective Nov. 7, 1949)

Prohibited pro luc ts. --Balled and potted camellia plants; cut camellia flowers.

Conditions of' movement rfjipte d ~oJc--ald or potted2, ceelia

plants with soil attached, cut camellia flowers, o r plants with flower buds s-h-o,.rinf any traces of co-lo-r are prohibited from moving into South Caro lina from n the rEguli.t5o ar,.as.

Bare-rooted con~apla-ints with flower buds showing no trace O-I color wil?. be allowed to move into S-outh Carolinea from the reg-ulated areas ner proper certificate from thr State of origin. Re,-ilated areas

Califo-rnia Entiro State Georgia 3629 Tuxedo Road_, Thxodo Park Community, Atlanta

(Nursery Regulations, approved Dec. 1, 1942)

The movement Df citrus fruit st ok into South Carolina is prohibited oxce-pt by specic-, T *c r m itV

quar~anti nes

Euro'pean Corn 2orer
(Rogiilet -on 1 CB, revised O0.t. 31, 19'40)

Corn, broomcorn etc-i,--Corrnstr,.lkz, cars, cobs, or othor parts or Tbi of plants of corn, broomeorn, sorghums, or Sudan~ gl-ass (oxcopt clan, s'Aielled seed) may not be moved into South Carolina fro:m. the qua-rantined territory ,uiless (1) manufactured or processed in such manner as to eliminate risk of carrying the borer, or (2) accompanied by a State or Federal inspantion certificate o-f freedom from the bo:-cr. Floral anl vqg~tbleplants, etc.--Ceicry, bean in the pod, beets with ot,,m rhubarb, oat or ryn straw as such o r as packing, cut fLowcers or antiri plants of aster, chrysanthemum, Closmos, hollyhock, and ziny-a, and cut flowers or entire plants cf dahlia and gladiolus (except roots or corm's without sterns) which have b-een grown or stored --n the quarantined territory, may not be moved into South Cirxlina unless crach container has attached a State or Federal ins- -ee-inn ccrtifi'cat- showing freedom from thie borer.

quearantined ter'-ito.ry

Con.-ecticut -Massadhusettg New Yo rkl Vormont
Idiana Michipgan Ohio VirgInia
Maine '.Tew Hanipshiro Pennsylvania West Virginia
Maryland1 Y.e Jersey ahode sland Yisconsin

Or any other StatQ in which tho borcr mlay be fo-und.

South Carolina plant


hony P iach Di,, eas'e
(qvarnnt-ine 0:CrIer No. 7., rnvised Feb. 24, !949)

hefnlated Erod-acts.-Peach and nectar-ne roots, or p,7ach a4d nectarine trce-7, wit?.,. rroGs, or -,ny kind of trees P,,rafted on peach or nectarine roots.

conditiorls sb, ipmen t. --Tran mo r tat i on of the r.',gulated. -.rodvcts
fr,,m the reTalated areas into, within, or from South Carolina is permitted only ;,ireq the shipment is accomT;aniPd by a valid nursery- inspect ion certificate or permit ;)f the State o-Lr ori,7-in.

Eerjio.irenents for or permits will be issued
only on c onlitl.on that the nursery r an itp environs wit11in a mile have be,,.n ins-ect-ed ?,nd phony-diseased tre7,., prior to Ji-Ine 30 Pr ce-lin.- t1-1-P, z3 ipment; nrovidpd, that the -orecence of the disease, block of t-he nursery, or adjaceyitv thcret( pl!,.uted to the regulated trees,
11 "isG11,11i fc, 'if-ict).'ion all stock in th block or 'b2oc3;:s other
rootstf ck from seel ris.nted

Re,;ulated areas

Entire Stats
Flr ridn: Entire State
G or, rgi "L: Entire State
Ooanties of Arkansas, BrarllFiy, Chicot, Columbia,
C i t t ond. on, Crcss, D;2shn., Drol,.r, Heri-ostead, Howard,
Jofforson, J-'_)-hnsor_, Lnfayette, L--,e, Lincoln, Little River, 'f.vada, Ptill rs, P ke, Saint Frp.ncis, ill ,r ilonroe, I ...
Scvi: r, Unian, W,.)odruff
Louize ana: Parishes Bienville, Bossier, C- dd(_,, Claiborne, De Soto,
Jackw-n, Lincoln, 14on _-honse, 17atchitcches, Oimchita,
Rea Rive.-, Union, Webster
Mi s 1. :s ippi Entirc S tatc e::c, counties of Bolivar, Chicasaw,
Choctraw, Glay, Coa2noma, De Soto, Grenada, -Humphreys,
("--Ia ltacwamba Xeyiiper, Lefl ,re, Madison, 71111arshall, M,: ntL-()mI,.ry, Yoxi.-Lbee, Pancla, Pontotoc, Pre-ntiss, Qaitmom,
Shar'-ey, Sanflower, Talle anttchie, Tate, Tippah, 'Tishomingo,
Tunica, Win,,,ton, Yal,,baqha Mi 3 ri County o-;' Dunlclin'
louth Carnlina: 'oanties of Aiken, Barnwell, Zrlg,_ fiala, Greenville, Saluda, Spartanburg
Tennessen: Cc)unties of Lauderdale and Shelby Texas: C()un ,ies of 3exar, Camp, %Ch(,rokee, Firath, Harrison, Kerr,
Limestone, McLennan, Mila-:i, Tacogdoches, Panola, Sar.
Auga,tine, Smith, Tarrant, TitUs, Uppl-nir

South Carolina -clant


Seed Potatoes
(Regulation 16Q, revised Jan. 9, 1939) Certified seed potatoes may not be moved into South Carolina unless

there is attached to each container a valid certification tag of the State of origin and unless the containers, if sacks, are closed. by a lead seal or mechanical sealer.

Certified seed-potato tags will be recognized only when issued by

the authorized agency of the State or Territory ofi' origin and upon determination that (1) the source of the foundation.stock has been approved by the certifying official, (2) the stock so certified was inspected at least twice while growing and again at time of shipment and found within the tolerances allowed for potato insect pests and plant diseases as specified in the regulation, (3) identity of such certified seed potatoes was maintained during storage and shipment, ard. (4) tags show certification that the foregoing reuirments have been met.

All other seed potatoes entering South Carolina must have a tag

prominently attached to the containers stating that the potatoes are noncertified, and no statement on the tag shall imly that the potatoes are of superior quality, certified, or re-istered.

South Carolina plant

Sweetpotato Weevil
(Quarantine, revised Mar. 22, 1950)

Restricted products.--Sweetpotato roots or tubers, plants, vines, or parts thereof; vines or roots of all plants belonging to the genus Ipomoea; or such other plants as may be found to be hosts of the weevil.

Conditions governing miovement.--Restricted products may not be movedfrom any regulated area through, into, within, or from South Carolina unless each container has attached a valid inspection certificate affirming that
(1) such material is apparently weevil-free and (2) was produced, packed, and handled in such manner and under such conditions as to eliminate risk of spread of the weevil.

Conditions governing issuance of certificates.--(1) Nocertificate shall be issued for the movement of restricted products from the regulated area in South Carolina into any State which prohibits such movement.

(2) Sweetpotatoes from the regulated areas will be admitted into South Carolina only when accompanied by State-of-origin certification that such sweetpotoes were fumigated with methyl bromide; and the shipper must notify the South Carolina State Crop Pest Commission at time of shipment of fumigated swoetpotatoes, giving consignee, destination, size, and date of shipment.

Regulated areas

Alabanat Counties of B&aldwin and Mobile

Florida: Entire State except the counties of Bay, Calhoun, Escambia,
Franklin, Gulf, Hailton, Holmes, Madison, Wakulla, Walton,
Washington I

Georgia: Counties of Bacon, Ben Hill, Charlton, Coffee, Colquitt,
Dooly, Doughorty, Early, Grady, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier,
Leo, Lowndes, MLitchell, Pierce, Seminole, Thomas

Louisiana: Parishes of Grant, Natchitoches, and Sabine, and all parishes
south of and including Vernon, Rapides, Avoyelles, Pointe
Coupee, West Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, St. Helena,
Livingston, Tangipahoa, Wrashington

Mississippi: Counties of Forrest, George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson,
Marion, Pearl River, Walthall

South carolina: Parts of the counties of Berkeley and Charleston

South Carolina plant

Sweetpotato Weevil (Cont.)

Regulated areas (Cont.)

Texas: Counties of Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera,
Bastrop,.Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos,
Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers,
Cherokee, Colorado, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Crane, Crockett,
De Witt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend,
Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes,
Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Hill,
Houston, Irion, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim
Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney,
Kloberg, Lampasas, La Salle, Lavaca, Leo, Liberty, Limestone,
Live Oak, Llano, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Mason,
Matagorda, Maverick, Medina, Menard, Milam, Montgomery,
Nacogdoches, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Parmcr, Pecos,
Polk, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb,
Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala

The foregoing summary was checked and approved on July 20, 1949, by J. A. Berly, then Entomologist. The revised camellia flower blight and sweetpotato weevil quarantines were summarized thereafter.



Requirements for Mailing Plants and Plant Products

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, bedding plants -and other herbaceous plants, bulbs, and roots), may be admitted to the mails only when accompanied by a State inspection certificate to the effect that the nursery (r premises from which such stock is shipped has been insp-oected within a year and found fre, from injurious insects and plant 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, soc. 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 South Carolina plant quarantine official is given in the preceding surmary.
.... --s an Pant Prodtqcts
Tcrmina inspe.ction of Mail Shipments of Plants and Plant Prodcts
(Act Mar. 4, 12915, 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 movenont of mail shipme-nts of plants and planT products into (or within) the State may, after having provided therefore 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 Ag-riculture by submitting a list of plants and plant products and. the- plant pests transmitted thereby, which are to be examined. The list, when o~proved in whole or in part, will be transmitted to the Postmaster General whereupon postmasters will be informed and instructed.

Anyone mailing a parcel containing any plants or plant products addressed to any place within a State maintaining terminal inspection thereof is r.euire., under the law, to have the parcel lainly marked on the outside t show the nature of the contents. Materials shipped under Federal quarantine certificates issued by the Bureau of Entomology and. Plant Q iarantinrie may be ext..-pted 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 Agriculture as indicated above, to relate 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 maintaining terminal 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 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 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 pcint 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 StateR Department of Agriculture, the postmaster upon notification by the State inspector will inform the sender that the pprcel will be returned to him upon his request end at his expense. In default of such request the parcel will be turned over to the State authorities for destructi on.

Terminal inspection of plants and plant products is now maintained by Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, Puerto Pico, 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 PostaMe.--Methods of paying forwarding postage are provided to expedite the handling of parcels subject to terminal inspection, as follows: (1) The addressee may hnve the parcels addressed to himself in care of the State inspector at a designated torminal-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.

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