7IITED STATES DEPAR ,EIT OF AGRICTJT -.TJF
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quaaratine
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B. E. P. q.--455
July 10, 1937.
PLANKT-QZUARATINE IMPORT PESTRICTIODS
BRITISH COLONY OF EER1.UDA
bi ITED STATES DPAiTT',1T OF AGRICULTJP.
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
WASHINGTON. D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--455 July 10, 1937.
PLANT-QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
BRITISH COLONY OF BERfMLTA
This digest of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of the
Colony of Bermuda has been prepared for the information of nurserymen,
plant-quarantine officials, and others interested in the exportation
of plants and plant products to that Colony.
It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector in
Charge, Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign Plant Quaran-
tines, from the Bermuda By-laws of April 28, 1936, for the control of
plant diseases and pests, and reviewed by the Director of Agriculture
The information contained in this circular is believed to be cor-
rect and complete up to the time of preparation, but it is not in-
tended to be used independently of, nor as a substitute for, the ori-
ginal texts, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative.
SLEE A. STRONG, Cn
Chief, Bureau of Entomology' and Plant _uarantine
PLANT-QJARA:TInE I0PORT iSTRICTIOmNS
The Boards Act, 1929.
GENERAL REGULATE ONS
(By-laws of Apr. 28, 1936)
"Plant Importation" means any plant or part of a plant brought into
the Colony by any means whatsoever, but does not include cut flowers or
true seed, except where this is expressly stated.
Notice of Arrival
Article 6 prescribes that owners or consignees of plant importations
or their agents shall notify the Director of Agriculture or the Plant
Pathologist of the landing of such consignment.
Article 7 prescribes that plant importations arriving by mail shall
not be delivered without the permission of a plant inspection officer.
Article 8 prescribes that no plant material, including cut flowers,
shall be imported by air service unless accompained by a special
permit previously obtained from the Director or Plant Pathologist.
Article 9 provides for the destruction, fumigation, or other treatment
for the control of disease or pests if doomed necessary.
The importation of the following is prohibited:
BANANAS, PLANTAINS,et(Musa spp.): All parts except the fruit
CITRUS spp.: All parts except the fruit from the West
Indies and Bahamas.
S,"TETPOTAT0 (Ipomoea spp.), including morning-glory: Plants
and tubers from all countries.
POTATO (Solanum tuberosum L.): From Great Britain and
Ireland, Europe, Newfoundland, St. Pierre, and Miquelon.
CARROT (Daucus cErota L.): In the raw or untreated state.
CORN (Zea ms L.), BROOMCORN, AND OTHER SORGHUMS: All parts
except the loose grain.
LILIUM spp. (true lilies): All parts except the flower
RAW VEGETABLES (except onions) AND FRESH FRUITS from areas
where the melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae Coq.) is known
to occur (including Australia, China, Hawaii, India,and
The importation of the following is condition,.liLy prohibited:
B!JTAITA FRUITS, unless imported without wrapping, cover, or
packing of any kind.
NARCISSUS spp. (daffodils, jonquils, etc.): All parts except
the flower, unless accompanied by special permit previously
obtained from the Director or Plant Pathologist. A recent
notification prescribes, in addition, that narcissus bulbs
are admitted into Bermuda only when accompained by a
shipper's declaration, as below, to the effect that the
bulbs have been adequately treated against bulb flies and
nematodes. Adequate treatment is to be taken as 3 hours'
soaking in water at a temperature of 1100 F. (43.5 C.),
Shipper' s Declaration
It is hereby certified that the narcissus bulbs included in this
consignment, consisting of (description of shipment)
have been treated prior to shipment as follows:
(description of treatment)
Signature of exporter
or his agent _____________
EARTH OR SOIL, AND PLANTS GUDTIG IN- SOIL, unless accompanied-
by a special permit previously obtained from the Director
or Plant Pathologist, and this shall be granted only. with
respect to certain types of plants that cannot be imported
free from soil and which cannot be obtained in the desired
quantity in the Islands.
SEED POTATOES: Import permit must be obtained in advance, must
be signed by the exporter and attached to bill of lading.
Potatoes must be inspected in the field and after harvesting
by a duly recognized authority, and are subject to
inspection on arrival in Bermuda. (By-laws of the Board of
Agriculture, Oct. 9, 1936, p. 4.)
Art. 13. Any plant importation landed in violation of these by-laws
shall normally be destroyed without compensation, butitnrj-V bo reexported.
Art. 14. The foregoing provisions shall not prevent the importation of
any plant material obtained from the Plant Quarantine Stations at Trinidad
or at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, if the material is accompanied by
an official certificate to the effect that it has undergone the necessary
period of quarantine and is guaranteed to be free from disease and pests.
Art. 16. The foregoing prohibitions shall not prevent the Board from
importing plants for experimental purposes, the importation of which
would otherwise be contrary to the provisions of these by-laws.
RESTRICTIONS ON THE IL.OPAITAIiT OF SEED POTATOES
(By-laws of the Board of Agriculture, Oct. 9, 1936)
Seed potatoes may be imported under a permit issued by the
Director of Agriculture, to be attached to the bill of lading after signa-
ture by the operator.
The importer shall satisfy the Director that the seed potatoes
imported are the produce of approved strains; are true to variety and free
from an undue quantity of diseases that would prejudice their value for
seed -purposes; were not seriously injured by insect's when inspected; were
grown in fields that contained fewer than 15 percent of misses and that
were not adjacent to fields of diseased potatoes; were field inspected and
certified by a duly recognized authority; and were inspected after harvest
(if so required) and found free from serious tuber diseases.
The name of the grower shall appear on every certificate. A
copy of the certificate shall be submitted to the Director or attached
to the bill of lading or to the barrels or bags containing the potatoes.
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Eveor barrel or other package of seed Qotoe shall be so marked
or labeled as to clearly indicate tho nature of the potatoes contained
The importation of seed potatoes from the under-mentioned
countries is prohibited: Great Britain, Ireland, the countries of Europe,
Kewfoundland, and the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.