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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Washington 25, D. C.

June 29, 1950

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7he information contained in this summary was compiled from material
red from the plant quarantine official of Georgia and has been ap-
I by him. It is issued for the convenience of plant quarantine in-
)rs, shippers, transportation agents, truckers, and othersconcerned
Sinterstate movement of plants, plant products, and other materials
,t to State regulation on account of plant pests.

Lhe summary for Georgia gives the general requirements for shipping
7 Stock into that State, as well as digests of the State plant quar-
es and regulations affecting interstate shipments. An aw-en.ix fur-
i information on post-office requirement for mailing points as well
-inal-inspection procedure. This sumnary does not include li-osts
,ser7-stock or plant-quarantine requirements relating to the movement
Lnts entirely within the State.

7he information contained in this circular is believed to be correct
)mplete up to the time of preparation, but it is not intended to be
Lndependently of or as a substitute for the original texts of the
itions and quarantines, and it is not to be interpreted as legally
itative. For detailed information adr.-ress the Director of
)logy, State Capitol, Atlanta 3, Georgia.

:n addition to State requirements, shippers will need to take into
Leration applicable plant quarantines of the United States Department
-iculture. In most instamxes these ou.rantines regulate the inter-
movement of specified plants, plant products, and other articles
Designated regulated areas. However, some of these quarantines regu-
-he interstate movement of certain articles into designated protected
Copies of such quarantines may be obtained from the Bureau of
logy and Plant taarantine, Washington 25, D. C.

Georgia nursery- stock
shipping requirements


Summary of General Nursea-Stock Sh pring Requirements
(The Ent. Act o'f 1937, as amended 'ar. 1I3; Nursery Reg., Apr. 1946)

Definition of Nursery Stock.--All trees or plants or parts thereof grown
or kept for or capable of propagation, distribution, or sale; excluding
all flower bulbs, corms, tubers, roots, and soft-bodied. plants (such as
ferns, cacti, flowering annuals, etc.).

General Shipping Requirements.--n out-of-State nurseryman or dealer de-
siring to do business in Georgia must file with the Georgia Director of
Entomology a duplicate certificate of inspection issued by the official
certifying agency of the Stats of origin. He must file with the Director
an executed nursery affidavit (furnishedby the Director) stating that he
will handle only inspected and certified stock, that he will attach a
valid nursery-inspection certificate to each shipment or container of
nursery stock that he movesinto the State, and that he will otherwise
comply with Georgia nursery regulations. He must also obtain Georgia nur-
sery certificates, at cost, one of ,.ihich must be attached to each shipment
or container of nursery stock moved into the State, and pay an annual
registration fee of $5. The Director may enter into reciprocal agreements
with other States whereby no registration fee will be charged and only
valid nursery certificates of the State of origin required, upon condi-
tion that inspoection standards of the reciprocating State are satisfactory
to the Director.

Carriers are required to retoort to the Director any uncertified ship-
monts of nursery stock and hold them for inspection and disposal.

Inspection of individual or gift Phipments of nursery stock will be
made at Atlanta. The consignor is held responsible for transportation
costs from the point of origin to the inspection point at Atlanta and
thence to T(:stination.

Georgia plant
quarantine i

Summaryv of State Plant Quarantine

Camollia, Flower Blight
(Quarantine No. 9, effective July 1, 1949,
as revised Dec. 5, 19)49)

'Prohibited -roducts.-Dalled ani potted camneIlia plants; cut camellia

flowers, arnd camellia plants with flower buds showing any traces of color.

Conditionsgoverning movement.--NTo balled or potted camellia plants with

soil attached, cut camellia flowers, or camellia plants with flower bild.s

showing any traces of color, may be moved from the reLiulated areas, into


Certified camellia plants with flower buds and without soil will be

allowed to move into Georgia from the regulated areas under valid certificate

from a duly authorized inspector'of the State of origin stating t1at -the

flower buds showed no traces of color at time of shipment.

Regulated areas

California: Entire State

Georgia: 3629 Tuxedo Road, Atl .nta

Oregon: Entire State

Texas: Entire State

a-eo rgia plant

E ronean Corn rorer

(Marantine Order No. 5, revised effective Jan. 31, 194o)

Restricted materials,--Stalks, corn on the cob, ears, or other parts or

debris of pla_ nts (exceot clean seed and grain) or corn, broomcorn, sorghum,

and SudC.n grass; cut flowers or entire plants of aster, chrysanthemum,

dahlia, and gladiolus (except corms, roots, bulbs, or tubers without stems);

lima beans and green shelled (cranberry or horticultural) beans in the pod;

beets with tops or stems; and rhubarb.

Corvlitions governing movement.--The restricted materials will not be per-

mitted to move into Georgia from the regulated areas unless each shipment

or lot is accompani-Id by a certificate signed by a State or Federal in-

spector to tht, effect that such matorial in the shipment or lot has been

inspected an found free from the borer and has beon handled and, shipped

urder safeguards to prevent spread of the borer.

rTegualted areas

Connec tirut New York
Del wa re iorth Carolina: Counties of
District of Columbia amde..n, Currituck, Pasquotank
In di an Ohio
Ken tucl-j Pennsylvania
Maine Rhode Island
Maryla-nd Vermont
Ma s sachu s e t t s Vi rgi ni a.
Michigan West Virginia
Now Hampshire Wi scon sin
New Jersey

Georgia plant


Peach Mosaic Disease
(Quarantine Order No. 2, revised effective Feb. 4, 1946)

Regulated products.--Nectarine, pea:och, and plum trees, rootstock, and

parts thereof for propagation, except fruit pits.

Conditions governing shinment.--The rEgulated produCts may not be trans-

ported from the infected areas into or within Georgia unless each shipment

is accompanied by n valid nursery-inspection certificate or permit of the

State of origin.

Issuance of certificates.--Ccrtifi'cates wil. be issued only on knowled-e

of app-a,-rent freedom from peach mosaic for a period of at least 1 year with-

in i 5-mile area of the nursery and of thE scurce of budwood uzed on such

nursery and within a 5-mile area of any source of budwood intended for

shiTment as such. Apparent freedom from the peach mosaic dise~'se shrll be

determined by careful and complete annual inspections by State ot Federal

inspectors of all peach and nectarine trees within such 5-mile area.

Infected areas

Irizona: Counties of Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Pima
Santa Cruz, Yavapai
California: All of San Diego County and tI.ose portions of Los Angeles,

Kew Mexico:


Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties covered by the
California intrastate quarantine
Counties of Delta, Mesa, :ontezuma
Counties of Bernalillo, Dona Ana, Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba,
Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Valencia
Counties of Alfalfa, Bryan, Johnston, Woois
Counties of Brown, Callahan, Cherokee, Comanche, Dallas,
Eastland, 31 Paso, Fannin, Fisher, Iloyd, Gregg, Hale,
Hudspeth, Jones, Mills, Palo Pinto, Parker, Runnols, Rusk,
San Saba, Smith, Tarrant, Taylor, Upshur, Wilbarger, I'Jood,
Counties of Grand and Washington


Georgia plant
quaranti ne s


Peper Weevil

(quarantine Order No. 6, revisedj effective Jan 31, 1940)

Pepper plants and peppers of all types, whether green or dried (ex-

cept processed peppers) are prohibited from moving into Georgia from the

regulated areas.

Regulated areas

Arizona: County of Cochise

California: Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino


Loui siana:

New Mexico:


Snnr Diego, Ve.ntura

Counties of De Soto, Hillsborough, Manatee

Parish of Avoyelles

Counties of Bernalillo, Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant,

Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Sierra, Socorro

Counties of Atascosa, Boxar, Cameron, El Paso, Harris,

Hidalgo, Kendall, Kerr, Kleberg, La Salle, Presidio


Georgia pl int


Phony Peach Disease
(Quarantine No. 1, revied effective Fob. 21, 1949)

Peach or nectarine roots, or peach or nectarine trees with roots, or
any kind of trees grafted on such roots may not be shipped from the r,'I;,-
lated areas into, within, or from Georgia unless accompanied by a rurFery
inspection certificate of the State of origin. Certificates will br. c;vsr
only on condition that the nursery and its environs within a mile hrve bocrn
inspected and all phony-diseased trees removed prior to July 1 prece'ing
shipment, provided that tho presence of the disease in any bloc- of tho
nursery, or adjacent thereto, shall disqualify for certification all stock
within the affected block other than rootstock from seed plarteo. thD pre-
viou.s winter.

Regulated areas

Alabama: Entire State
Florida: Entire State
Georgia: Entire State
Arkansas: Counties of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Columbia,
Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Hempotead, Hic,,,arl, Jefferscn,
Johnson, Lafayette, Lee, Lincoln, Littl2 Fiver,. Miller, I:nroe,
Nevada, Phillips, Pike, Saint 7rancis, Snvi-r, Union, 'Joodruff
Louisiana: Parishes of Bienville, 3ossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto,
Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita,
Red River, Union, Webster
Mississippi: Entire States except counties of Penton, Bolivar, Calhour,
Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Cl .y, Coahoma, De Soto, Grenada,
Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jasper, Kemp'-.r, Lee, Lcflore,
Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, NYo)xbee, Qktibboha, Panola,
Pontotoc, Prenti ss, Quitman, Sharkey, SunfLower, Tallehatchie,
Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Winston, Yaloblisha
Mi s souri: County o f Durkli n
South Carolina: Counties of Aikun, Barnwell, Edgefield, Greenvill,
Laurens, Saluda, Spartanburg
Tennessee: Counties of Lauderdale and Shelby
Texas: Counties of Bexar, Camp, Cherokee, Erath, Harrison, Kerr,
Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Nacogdoches, Panola, San Auigstine,
Smith, Tarrant, Titufs, Upshur

Georgia plant
quarantine s

Seed weetpotato and Sweetpotato Plant Regulations
3('ao Dept. of Et. Reg., Juae 1, 1949,
i 'sued arnr:_ally)

Out-of-State growers wishing to ship certified seed sweetnotatoes and

sweetpotato plants into Georgia may obtain sweetpotato plant certificates

and certificate tape at cost from the Director of Entomology, Atlanta, by

sending him (1) a duplicate inspection certificate of the State of origin

stating that such sweetpotatoes and plants were produced according to the

requirements set forth below, and (2) an executed Grower's Affidavit eta-

ting that all sweetpotatoes bedded are from certified stock and were

dipped as required.

Sweetpotatoes must be certified as having been inspected once in the

field while growing and found free from stem rot and sweetpotato weevil,

and once in storage and found free from black rot. All certified seed

swectootatoes must be dipped into fungicide before bedding.

Sweetpotato plants must be certified as having been inspected in the

field while growing and found free from disease. All sweetpot'.to plants

sold in Georgia must be in bundles of 100 tied with valid certificate tape,

and each package thereof shipped by common carrier must be accompani,.d by

a valid sweetpotato plant certificate of the State of origin. If the

State of origin does not requir'. cortificato tape the nonresident grower

must purchase Georgia certificate tape.

Geo rgia plant
quaranti ne s


Sweetpotato Weevil
(Ciarantine No. 3, revised effective Feb. 15, 1950)

Related products.--*Sweetpotato roots or tubers, plants, vines, or parts

thereof; and virics and roots 6f all plants belonging to the genus Iporoea.

COo ition3 qvevrning _movement.--Sweetpotato pl,'nts, vines, cuttings, or

prts thr o x .e prohibited from moving into Georgia from the re-uloted


'Seetpotatoes mov ing into Georgia from the regulated areas must be

officially sealed in each- container byr an inspector of the State of origin

arnd be'by State-6f-ori-in certification that such sweotpotatoes

were fumigated nnder supervision of a State inspector and. shipped irpmcdi-

ately after fumigation in a car or truck that was thorouj-hly cleaned be-

fore loading to prevent reinfestatiQn. The shipper must notify tnf Direntor

of BEntomolog,, Atlanta, at time of shipment of fumigated sweetpota.toes,

giving name of consignee, destination, ani siz4 of shipment.

Shipments of reixlated products for scientific purposes may be made by

the U. S. Department of Agriculture or to recognized Georgia State institu-

tions without restrictions other thln attaching a. special permrit, issued by

an Ruthorized State or Federal inspector, to the out side of each container.

Regula.ted areas

Alabama- Counties of 3aldwin and Mobile
Florida: Entire State except cotuntieo of Bay, Calhoun, Escambia,
Franklin, Gulf, Hamilton, -olJ^mes, Madison, :Taklln, Ualton,
Georgia: Parts of the counties of Bacon, Ben Hill, Coffee, Charlton,
Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier,
Lee, Lowndes, Mitchell, Pierce, Seminole, Thomas.

Georgia plant
quLrarIti ne s


Sweetpotato i.eevil (Cont.)

Re2alated areas (Cont.)

Louis ana: Parishes of Grant, Natchitoches, Sablne, andall parishes
south of end including Vernon, Rapides, Avoyelles, Pointe
Coupee, 'est Feliciana, St. Helena, "Tangipahoa, Washinton
[isoissippi: 'mritiies cf Forrest,Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson,
Marion, Pcari River, LTaltha~l
South C.rolin-: Charrlrston County
Texas: Co-nnties of Anrjlina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera,
BastrDp, Beo, Bell, 3exar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos,
Brooko, 3ilrsor, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron,
Chambers, Cherokee, Colorado, Coral, Concho, Coryell, Crane,
Crockett, De Witt, Dirait, Duval, Edwards, Falls, Fayette,
Fort 3end, Frio, Galve-ston, Gillesmi3, Goliad, Gonzales,
Grimes, uaal'oc, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo,
ill, Houston, Irion, Jackson, Jaser, Jeff Davis, Jefferson,
Jim Hogg, Jir ells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kinble,
Kin....y, Kleborg, Lampasa La Salle, Lavaca, Lee,Liberty,
Linestone, Live 0.k, Llezao, McCulloch, McLennan, Mc Mallen,
Ka'on, Matagordla, Maverick, Mielina, Menar, Milam,
M o;t.e, Nacogdoches, Newton, Ehiecee, Orange, Pecos, Polk
Presidio, Reagcon, Rea, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San
Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Starr,
Sutton, Terrell, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Tpton, Uvalae, Val
Verde, Victoria, Nalker, Waller, Washin.-ton, Webb, Ifnarton,
Wi la~cy I", ~m~n' filson, Zapata, Zavala.

Georgia plant

Tobacco Etch Mosaic

(Qarantine No. 9, effective Yov. 15, 1949)

Tobacco plants may not be ,;,ovcd from the regulated areas into Georgia.

-co plants from all other counties in Morida =y be moved into C-eorgia

accompanied by valid Florida inspection certificates of freedom from

.ts and plant diseases, which also show where the plants were grown.

Growers in Florida and Georgia expecting to produce tobacco plants in

,Ia for movement into or for sale in Georgia should communicate with the

.dn State Plant Board, Gainesville, Florida.

-A-ted areas

Counties of Broward, Hillsboreugh, Palm Beach

:17: Counties of Grady and Tift

The foregoing summary was checked and approved on November 29, 1949,

H. -Alden, Director, Georgia Department of Entolmology. The revisions

Le camellia flower blight and sweetpotato weevil quarantines were



Requirements for Mailing Plants and Plant Prodicts

Under the postal laws and regulations, nursery stock, including all
field-grown florists' stock, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts,
scions, buds, frait 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 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
mared, to show the nature of the contents and the name and address of the
sender. (Postal Laws and Regulations l940, sec. 595.) Inspection and
certification must be clone 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 certifi-
cation by a State plant quarantine official. The address of the Georgia
plant quarantine official is given in the preceding summary.

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

$stablishment of Terminal Ins-pection.--Any State desiring to operate
under the provisions of the terminal inspection law so as to regulate the
movement of mail shipments of olants 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. Applicn.tion will be made
to the Secretrrry of Agriculture by submitting a list of plants and plant
products and the plant pests transmitted thereby, which are to be examined.
The list, ,,rhen a-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 ad-
dressed to any place within a State mxnintaining terminal inspection there-
of 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 Bureau of Entomology and Plant
uarantine may be exempted from terninal 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 movement into


dithin) the btate of rlail shipments of designated plants and plant
icts the movement of which wcul4 constitute a violationn of State
.quarantine laws or regulations.

.nal Ins-oection Procedure.--Upon arrival in any State maintaining
Lnal inspection, plants or plant products named on the approved list
be forwarded by the postmaster at destination to the nearest in-
,ion point. If the plants or plant products are found, upon inspec-
to be free from injurious pests and not in violation of any plant
irtine or reg-alation of the State of destination or the United States
'trnent of Agriculture, or if disinfested when they are found infested,
'plants or plant products will then be forwa.rded by the postmaster rt
)oint of inspection to the addressee upon payment of postage.

If plants or plant products, lpo.n inspection, are found to be in-
d with injurious pests and cannot be satisfactorily disinfosted, or
.n violation of an,- plant quarantine or regulation of the State of
_nation or the United States Department of Agriculture, the post-
r -upon notification by the State inspector will inform the sender
the parcel will be returned to him upon his request and at his ex-
. In default of such request the parcel will be turned over to the
authorities for destruction.

Terminal inspection of plants and plant products is now maintained
-izona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida., Hawaii,
), Minnesota, Miississippi, Montana, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah, and
.ngton. Plants and plant products subject to terminal inspection and
,s where terminal-ins-pection service is maintained are listed at the
f the sunimary of the general nursery-stock shipping requirements for
of the above-mentioned States, District, and Territories.

.dure for Payinf Forwarding Postago.--Methods of paying forwarding
-ge are provided to expedite the handling of parcels subject to ter-
* inspection, as follows: (1) The addressee may have the parcels ad-
;ed to himself in care of' the State inspector at a designated terminal-
ction point in the State of destination and- provide the inspector
postage for forwarding the inspected plants; or (2) the addressee may
Cge with the sender to place on the parcels a pledge reading, "Forwarding
ge gucarateed," whereupon the additional postage for forwarding will
elected from the addressee.


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