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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United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Hoyt, Avery S
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Administration, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine ( Washington, D.C )
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B. E. P. Q, 578-40 June 9, 1952



The information contained in this summary was compiled by Jullet H.
Carrington, Division of Plant Quarantines, from material received from the plant quarantine official of Virginia 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 Virginia 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-offico requirements for mailing plants, as well
as terminal-inspection procedure. This summary does not include digests of
nursery-stock or plant-quarantine requirement, 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 State Entomologist,
State Department of Agriculture and Immigration, 1112 State Office
Building, Richmond 19, Virjinia.

In 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 those quarantines regulate the interstate movement of certain articles into designated protected
areas. Copies of such quarantinos may be obtained from the Bureau of
Entomology and Plant Quarantino, Washington 2,, D. C.

Chief luoau of Entomo1 and
Plant Quarantine

Virginia nurscry--stock
shipping roqui romonte

Suarof onoral 1Nursory-Stock_hi p4n8 Poquiromuntis
(Cod~c uf Va., 195, c.2,arit,1, gooEs.3-151,3-171,3-i75,3-178; RiUles and Ro~)latiori5, Jun. 1, 1951)

Definition of Nursery Stock, --Citltivatud or wild trus, shrubs, and woody vlnes3, including orinaai bush frui to grapevines, and fruit and nut trees. and all buds, dfts, scions, and cuttings of Uuch plants; also woody gre onhouseo-gi.'owu plants for )utdo~or plant ing.

The Vr( 4nia Commissioner of A~riculture and. Irmaigration may declare
as nursery stock such herbaceouuj plants, including strawberry and narcissus plants and narcissus bulbs, as lie deems necessary. Such~ plants are rnot defined as nursery stocic at pre.Oent.

GenraSi)4_n,,quiremerite. --Nurse~rymen and dealers wishing to do busi ness in nursery stock in _VT2"ni.a should obtain from the Statu Entoinoloist a Viro4nla registration cortificato for a fee of $10, and $1 for each agent. The Commissioner may, however, enter Into reciprocal agreements with of ficials of othor Otates under which nursery stock may be shipped between the reel nrocatinr, Status without payment of ,, fee. All certificates expire annually on Au~ust 31 following date of' issue,

Each carload or other containur of nursery stock moved into Virginia must have attached an inspectioni certificate of tilu State of origIln, Cortifled nursery ctock br&ught into Virginia may be reshinp ed under the certit'toate of a certified and registered Virtinia nursoryuan or dealer,

Transportation companieu may not accept for shipment ,r deliver uncertified nursery stock in Virginia. Any nursery stock found to be dangerously infested., whether ortifled or not, is subject to seizure, treatment, or return to point of origin, Lit the ownors expense.

Virginia plant

Summary of State Plant Quarantines Camellia Flower Blight
(Quarantine No. 7, effective Nov. 1, 1950)

Prohibited material. --Balled and potted camellia plants and cut camellia flowers originating in the infected areas are prohibited from moving into Vit rginia.

Restricted iaterial.--Camellia plants free from soil may be moved into Virginia from the infected areas when accompanied by State-of-origin certification that the buds showed no trace of color on date of shipment.

Rentricted material from States that do not maintain restrictions against the designated infected areas may be shipped into Virginia only when the grower, dealer, or nurseryman furnished affidavit that he has not received and will not receive any camellia plants with soil attached and buds showing any trace of color, or camellia flowers from such infected areas,

Infected areas

California: Entire State

Georr.a: That property kno-wn as 3029 Tuxedo Road, Tuxedo Park
Community, Atlanta, as described Louisiana: Parishes of Cadd.o and Ouschita

North Carolina: D3runwick County: That iart of Orton Plantation described Oregon: Entire State

Virginia plant
quaran-ti noB


Root-Knot Nomtcde ~aiOth, r T,)m-,to Diaecasos
(Qw. ranting o. OJ 77 >vIKGdT uf fu ti e Mar, 26, 1951)

The movement of tomitiu L)Itnts fron-i aiiy scurco Into the protected counties in Virginia is pruhibitod unless, there is Ltttachod to thu outsideo of each container of' auch plants certificoato of the~ State of origin affirming that rzcont inspection dfiscloded the plants to be apparently free from late bli.iLht, root-Icot nc-inatode, collar. rut (early blight), and. other -,pant diseases and destructive in2sects. 'Th certificate should also show name and addreszo of erower, d-a"Ve issued, void date, and oinature of authorized Stete official.

All tom-ato) plants moved int.:) tho i-,oteoted counties are subject to inspection upon arri va-L

Protected counties

AccoLiaci lancac-tur! N or t a npt on Riohmond
Essex Mivdd:.-, eex Northumberland Westmoreland

The foregoing summry was reviewed and approveeL on February 20, 195 2, by G. T. French, State Entomol ois t


Requirements for Mailing Plants and Plant Products

TUnder thae 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 le, 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 or premises from which such stock is shipped has been. inspected within 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 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 )ilant products, if from
uninspected premises, will also be accepted upon examination and certification by a State plant quarantine official. The address of the Virginia plant quarantine official is given in the preceding summary.

Terminal. Inspection of Mail Shipments of Plants and Plant Products
(Act.Mar. 4, 1915, as amended June 4, 1936; Postal L~aws 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) t-he 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 desi-nated 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 I'ostmaster 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 required, under the law, to have the parcel plainly marked on the outside to show the nature of the contents. Materials shipped under Federal quarantine certificates issued by the B~ureau of llntomology and Plant quarantine mayr 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 Agriculture as indicated above, to regulate or prohibit the movematt into (or within) the State of mail shipments of designated plants and plant products tho movement of which would consititute a violation of State plant quarantine laws or regulations.

Terminal Inspection Proccdurc.--Upon arrival i n 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 than be forwarded by the postmaster at the point of inspection to the addressee upon payment of postao.

If plants or plant products, upon inspection, are found to be infosteod tith injurious pests nmd cannot be satisfactorily disinfested, or are in violation of any plant quarantine or regulation of the State of destination or the United Statai Department of Agriculture, the postmaster upon notification rby the State inspector will inform the sender that the parcel will be returned to him upon his roquest and at his oxpense. 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, A'kansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Minn'sota, Mississippi, 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 abovo-montioned States, District, and Territories.

Procedure for Paying Forwarding Postage.--Methods of paying forwarding postage are provided to expedite the handling of parcels subject to torminal inspection, as follows: (1) The addressee may have the parcels addressed to himself in care of the State inspector at a designated terminalinspection point in the State of destination and -orovide 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 addressooee.

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