Summary of territorial nursery-stock shipping requirements and plant quarantines and regulations affecting interstate sh...


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Summary of territorial 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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November 18, 1949

B.E.P.Q. 579-12



The information contained in this summary was compiled from material
received from the plant quarantine official of Hawaii and has been approved
by-him. It is issued for the convenience of plant quarantine inspectors,
shippers, transportation agents, and othersconcerned in the interstate
movement of plants, plant products, and other materials subject to
Territorial regulation on account of plant pests.

The summary for Hawaii gives the general requirements for shipping
nursery stock into that Territorj, as well as digests of the Territorial
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 loes not include
digests of nursery-stock and plant quarantine requirements relating to the
movement of plants entirely within the Territory,

The information contained in this circular is believed to be correct
-nd 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 Plant Quarantine
Inspector In Charge, Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry,
P. 0. Box 3310, Honolulu, Hawaii,

In addition to Territorial requirements, shippers will need to take
into consideration applicable plpnt 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
reguilate the interstate movement of certain articles into designated protected
areas. Copies of such qua.rantines may be obtained from the Bureau of
Entomologr and Plant 2 quarantine, Washington 25, D. C.


Acting Chief, bureau of Ento logv and
Plant quarantine

Hawaii nur sery-~ sto ck
shipping requirements



Summary of General 14brsery-Stock S1hppingRequirements
(Revised. Laws of.Hawiaii, 194 5, ch. 21, secs. 1351, 1352)

GonoralShip igReuiaents.-No one nay im-ort 1/Int Hawaii by any

means the following articles withotzt immcaiat(-,ly notifying the Chief Plant
In~ect~rof Hawaii- of their arrival: Any plants or part thereof (including fruit) plant -product in the raw or *'nrrocossed state, 'or any container or pa,)cking Material th6roof; and soil, whether or not attached to plants. Such notification -.,tlit d.e-,scr-ibe the shi ment in detail, giving names and adcl.resses of shipper and consi.-nes -anft all information necessary for identification of the ship.-%en t. An-,,, such articles must be hold at point of arrival for ins-pection. Disposition of such articles may be made at the riscretior of the Chief Plant Inspejctor,

Ijch colitainei' o-f such article3 r,-ust be plainly labeled with the
nar;es =nd aCdressos of shipj~er and consignee,a stater.aent of the contents of t7h,: nniaeard. thE,, neumr of the Stati or Territory where the contents were grown or producer. Posv- ssion of' any shi-pment of such articles may not. be tvrJ.-n unies.- ea-ich cont:.Uiner thereof bear the -osrmit of the Chief
Il~t.nscoctor rnxitorizirn: ertry into Ha waii of suc-h articles.

Plant materials Subject to Termirncl Insoection

lhu- 7-crritr, of taw,,aii has arranged, according to thEi plo'n outlined in te aoen~ie rm ri no, ins-pection of the fnllowin ; plants and plant produ~ct4: All florists' stock, k;srees, shrubs, %ines, cuttings, grafts, scioris, budjs, fruit -oits and othior see~ds of fruit ar.d. ornamental trees and shrubs, and. other -olants '~-pla~nt rro-thuctG in th;e raw or iinimnufactured state, exc -,'ot vegetable .ML fl.)rer s eP I-s.

Tcrmininl nsection Point in Hawaii

4no iualu

1/ res2mably in thecn~ of tn~saomovemcnt

Hawaii 'plant
quar an tinc e


Suinjnary of Territorial' Plant Quarntines

(Regulation 1'.4 effective A;ugz. 14., 19147)

Freight or express shipinnts of the eiibkf- roots of horseradish, radish, ntabaga, and turnip from the continental Unitcd States rnay bi mtxvea into Howaii only 41hen each shipment is' accompt=niod by- an official cartiiicate of tho State of origin certifyingz that the vegetables in the shidpment were fuxipated as prescribed!. Eahh certificate should al1so give details rand date of tUrr,.rt.Tr,_nt, number of parcies in shipment, name 6f products in ea-ch conitpainer, and npames znnd addresses of bhipi er a~nd consignee. The original cortificrte must nccornp ny- the shipping pnipcrs and b~e delivered by the carrier to te Chief Plant Inspector of Hwaii. A duplicate certifOicante must eiA.ther be fttv..che,. to a container in the shipment or 'be sent to the Chief Plant Inspector.

The-se four cruciferous vegetpablo, if included in ship's stores, may n~ot be usoi durln- anv stay in ,n Hawaiian port -zid must be kept stored in a nianner satisfc, ctory to the Chief Pla--nt Inspector.

Coffee Pasts ana, Diseases
(Re--gulation 1.3, effective kug. 14, 1947V)

The movement of any coffee plant (Coffea spp.) part thereof, or seeds for propagation -purposes from -.ny part of the United States into aaii is prohibited, except that upon. written request n, perniit May~ be ismied 'by the Board of Coninissi31oners of Agricultu .re and Forestry of
fl~wiiauthorizing introduction of a limiteA quantity of a special variety or varieties of coffLec- for propagation under restriction,, sts~ted by the Board. Coffee pla-ntz or seeds thus introduced shall be held in s,.xoervised quarantine, the condlitions c&f which halbe ,pecifie in theerit until the freedom.. of such nlants from -!v,.sts is; e stooli shed. All expe-nses in connection -therewith shall be borne by the p.arntittee.

Hawaii .pliant
quarantine s


Orchid. Pests. 'nd isaes

(Regulation 1.5, effective Az- 14, 1947)

Plants of' the Ynmily Orchidaceae may be moved into Hawaii only by permit which may be issued by the Hawlaii Board of' of Agriculture and Forestry u7?on request. Orchid pkants entering under :pernit are subject to ins-pectiJon antd disposition at the discretior of thes Hawaii Chief Plant Ins-o-ector.

The Chief PL nt Inzpector m~authuorize introduction of' orchid planto entering under permit, subj(-.ctL to iinspention, when each lot is cccomn~anied by office i,- State-c-1-o rigin certific..ticn that (1) inspection of' such lot of

-opnts ha-s reveale-d no, Pests or diseases, (2) the o.renisez of' h shiver arc. known or bclic-vea to b.-- fret, from -, ests and diseases, and (3) 1,11 such *lants are known to be; o-! lornostic origin, or, if' of foreign origin, come fr.,m nrrthof 300 north latitude:. The certificate shall also specify the number of' plants in th(. shpet th number of containers, and t'-e, names and addresses of' ship!per and coansignco--.

Hawaii plant


Pineapple and Other Bromeliaceous Plants
(Regulation 1.2, effective Aug. 14, 1947)

rThe movement rf pineapple plants [Ananas cnmosus (=A. sativus)l or

any plant o--5* the :FamilvBromeliaccae or any parts therc(.,f into Hawaii

from anv part of the United States is prohibited, excupt that upon

written request a -permit may be issucO. -by the Hawai-I 3oard of Com.missionors

of Agriculture and F,)rp.,stx7 authorizing introduction of a limited,

quantity of aspecia.1 variety or varieties of such plants for pr,)pa,f--aAirn undar restrictions stated by tht; 2, ard in the permit. Such introduced

plants will be held in quarantine detention, at the expense of the

per-mittee, and -ander the supervision -)f the 3 jard until freedom of the

plants from pests is establishc-d. .

: ppcndix

Genera of 3roneliaceae, Including Synonyms

Acanthostachys Deuterocohnia Nid:alarium
Acchmoa Disteganthus Och sgavia
Alcaniarca Dyckia Orthophytum
Ananas Encholiriizn Pironncava
Andrea Fascicularia Pitcairnia
Androlepis Fernsoea Portea
Aregolia Glomeropitcairnia Prionophyllum
Araeococcus Gravisia Pseudananas
Bakoria Graigia Pt,,ya
Billbergia Guzmania ( aesnelia
Brocchinia Hechtia Rhodostachys
Bronelia -110DOtis Ronnbergia
Ca.istrum Hohenborgia Schlumbergeria
Caraguata Karatas Sincordea
Catopsis LinImania Sodiroa
.Chevalieria Ylassangea Streptocalyx
Ci-puropsis Meziothannus Thecophyllum
Cottendorfia, Mezobromolia Tillandsia
CTyp tan thop si s ITavi a Vriesea
Cryptanthus Wittmackia
Deinacanthon %Teo repolia

Hawaii plant


Sugarcane, Bamboo, and Other Grasses
(Regulation 1.1, effective Aug. 14, 1947)

The movement of plants of sugarcane, bamboo, corn, sorghum, or other

grasses (Gramineae), or any part thereof into Hawaii from any part of the United States is prohibited, except that upon written request a permit for introduction of a limited quantity of a special variety or varieties thereof for propagation purposes may be issued by the Hawaii Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry under restrictions stated by

the Board in the permit. Such introduced plants will be held in quarantinc detention, a.t the expense of the permittee, and under the supervision of the Board until the freedom of the plants from pests is established.

The foregoing summary was checked and approved on September 12, 1949 by illiam C. Look, Plant Quarantine Inspector, In Charge.


Movement from Hawaii to Other Parts of the United States

Federal quarantines prohibit or regulate thq movement of snecifled plants, plant products, and other articles from Hawaii into or through any other State, Territory, or District of the United State, as- follows:

Quarantine No. 13, on account of the Mediterranean -frui t fly, th, m--lon fly, oriental .fruit fly, and other injurious insect ,ests and plant diz;eases (revised effective Jurne 24, l949).--All fruits and vegetables in
thenaural or raw state; peel of fruits o.' al~l geseci iraan
varieties of the subfam'ilies Aurantio irdeae, 'Ratoideae, and Toddalioideae of thie botanical -famnily Rutaceae; cut flowers, rice stre7 w; anti mango seeds,.

Q~iarantine 'No, 16, on account o' rcertain injurious insects and diseases (revised effective January 1, J.935) .--L iring canes o" sugarcane or cutting3 or parts thereof, or _vugercane leaves, or bagasse.

Quarantine Wo. 301 on accolint of the swE.etpo:tato rster. bore-- and. the swreetpotato scarabee (r .vised effective Octcber 10,l31)-wetotes regardless of te use for which they are intended.

~iratne No. 32, eon account of two injuriou ; weev4.J.s (efi' April 1, 1919) .--B~anana plants or parts, regarciless of thcir use.

kIL'.aatine No. 147, on account of the pink bollworm~ and the cotton blister rnitu (effective Augmst 15,; 1920).-Cotton, seed cotton, Or ung-irned. cotton, cottonseed, anft cottonseed nro'ducts except oil. ~iarantine No. 6 on account of white grbs the saacers et
and termites (effective September 1, 1936).--Sand (except clean ocean
sand), soil, or earth ,with plants.

Quarantine No. 75, on account of citrus canker disease (effective September 15, 1914.7) .--Plants or any plant part (except fruits avl seeds) of all gene~ra, species, and varieties ofl the slabLa-milies Aurantioideae, Rutoivleae, and Tod~dalioideae 01' the botanical family Rutaceae.

For further information regarding Federal quarantines rela).t ive0
to Hawaii, address t~tne J3ureau -of Entomolog-r anid P.vI~t Quarantine, Waczhington 25, D. C.

The 13onrd of Commissicn,! rs of Agricul.ture anct Fcr.estl-r at ionoli.iu acts as the local agent of the Thareaq of Enitomology anti Pla.t QrantiflC with regard to plant importr-tions from foreign countries.


Requreents for Mailing Plants and Plant Prodaeits

Under the paostal laws and1 regulations, nursery stock, including all fiela-grown florists' stock, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts, scionr., buds, fruit -,its, and other ss ds of fruit and ornamental trees or shrubs, ard otl-er plants aiO, plant products for Propagation, incluiing strawberry plants .(2eet fili vegetable, and flower seeds, bedding plants and other herbcaceous pla-,nts, b,-ulbs, and roots), may be 'admitted to the mails only when accompanied b,,; a State inspection certificate to the
efetthat the nursery or premiises fran, which such stock is ship!_eOd has been itispec ted wi third, r year amnd 1"ound f ree: from injurious -insects and plant diseases. Par'-.els containit sach nursery stock must bo_ plainly marked to soithe nature of the oonten4>_ and the name and address of the sender. (Postal Laws and R.gulat~on: 19410, sec. 595.) 1'nspection and certification must be lone 1_y !E1 plant qua reantIne of ficial of the State of origin. An ind ividua-l mii of slich -plants or plant products, if from un2.nsTiected reiewill also bc accepted unon ;.xaminoation and certification. by a State plant quara4ntine official. The address of the Halwaii plant quarar-,tine official i- g~von in theu il-res .-.ding summrzary.

Terminal Insoection'of M1ail Shipmont o,7' Plonns ahd Pla~nt Products
(Act Mar. 4, 1915, as amended. Juine 4W7 1936; Postal Laws andi RBeg:lat~ ors 1940, sec. 596)

Establishment of Termin al Irspection.-Any State desiring o operate under the provisions of the terminal ins-pc-tion law so as to regulate the movement 0of mail -hinhments of plants ani-d. ,o+itproducts into (or within) thco Stats. mny, after 1:avin- provided thcr-for at State (CxpCflSe and having designated one or more :icswhere inspection will be -.airntained, arrange to ha-3ve suvch mail shinm-ont- turned over to Sta-te plant quarantine ins-pectors for e amination at clesignate d. inspection points. Application will be .e to th,_ Secretary of A!-riculture b., submitting a list of- pl-ants and, plant
-Products an,. the plant pests transmitted therorby, which are- to bc examined. The List, when approved in whole or in pa-rt, will be trrnsmitteil to the Pos-:tma -ene"rai whereupon postmaste rrs -uill be inf'ormrcd and instructed.

Anyone mailing a parcel conta-ining any plan-ts or plant products addressed to any plsce within 1-- State ranintainin7 Leri-,ir:,1 inspection thereof is r-equire-d, under the ira.,, to havc the -arcel plainly marked., on, the outside e to shoi, the ntoturo of the contents. Materials shipped under Faderal qurarntine certificates i sfued by the 3ure.3au of Entomology e,,nd Plent Qaantine may be exempted from, tertilma int;pection at the option of the receivin,.17 State.

Under the p rovisions of the 1936 ruiiendinent to the law, any State may arrange through Federal chan-Inel s, after approval by -the Secretary of" Agriculture as indicated above, to regulate or prohiibit the movement into

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(or within') t'ie Stat,_- of -1-2171 -Ilatcd P"D--14- r C1
products the movp.,ient of which vo-al(l con2titate t vi-aVon oi State p'-,ai-t quarantine laws or r6g-alp.tions.

Terr-Anal L pt.c Upon ari-ival In arr State rnaintainilt, ,
teim.inal c, pl.4nt prod icts o,.. the
will be forwarfled ny 'V..P postiiiaster ,),t destination to t.,ie ne;%i-,". insnect-Lon -ooint. 1- th 3 -ol,3.n -; o-. 7 ai f -o- ir"_ up oi. 41. -pection, to b a free fron *..njurioac post:., nut i"I vio*i.ati.on of plant quaran!,ine or regmiatior, o-" ',hc, S- at,., of o-r the n i S a,
Department of Agriculture. or if vj,1, en the-7, aro
such plants )r piart wil], t*,-.en 'do. forvrardF d b-.,- the at
the -ooi-nt of insnnctior to the addr,, sse i ino-1 01(' T)CSti, -PPIf plailts or plant -.uro(!-ucl-,s, in)-cn are tourd r(% ,)I- infestod with injurious an carixt 'b,? sat'.sfac'jo_-ULy cL, or
arE4 in violation of any olant quarantine nr of th,, "O'tate of
destination or the Statt s 1jenrIbm 7.nt of th po-,,-master u-pon notifJcaUonb,,,r Stat, Inmp-ctoor will imOrm "i'le .ex)d, ,r that the parcc! will be returned to hilM U1) 1) Z'_ rt: 2 11 IVI.Uo C3 t a t h 1. s oxpey, Se. Tn 0, such reGLI ";s'., t'.0 -pnarce w13.1 be t7.-Lrn ;d. uver to the
State author ties- f 'or

Terminal inspection of p.l-.nts --trid .(:,,1,1nt is n.c,,jj ria :.ntair d by Arizona, ArkC---L.,,&s, Cn..Lifornia, District of KoriCla, Jia,. iaiI,
Idaho, Minnoso,.a, Mfssi .-i-), i, Mlontana, Oreg m, F't ert:) Rico, 17tah, &=l W's en i ne ton. Plant Prorlucts ni.;Cbject to terminal i.sp .r;-kdor i ;_ ,.d
-olaces whero ter-mine-1-inspecti,-n is jnrA'ntai.-1ei 1]LPt3J at the
end of the su=ary of t1he general nursery-ctoak shi-_;)pi-iL-, re ,uirer.,ients for each of the above-mentione.-I States', District, an i Terr-itor:.cs.

Proeed.ure for cz ,n .. o-IF payin, o rv i P. r n,
postalre a:-.-n rrovilF d to expoodite lth,. har-I'lin.- o-.' -oarcei mb 'ect -o tarminal insp-otion, as follows: (1) 7-no cV.3_!.ressO:- rnc)..-,r iavc t,1-, parcels ad-dreszod to himsr If in c! .re of thle Statr:- at, a Oles-ignat-,-(l tf rminalInspection poil, *1.n Ithe Stp.te of 6.Cstin).-,iCn nnl --rovi ie the. inspector wi oostave for :r-orwa_-lirg C-ie insonctei or W the VAAressc, nay
arrange with the sender to nince or the ,xl-rcels a r, I nr postage rucar -,ntr7,cd," w-aereupon th( a0l(litionn) rostazo r o-i:: r-3.inj; will bo collecto!i frnm the ad lresse ,c.

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