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 Arkansas
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Rohwer, S. A ( Sievert Allen ), 1887-1951
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Administration, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
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Plant quarantine -- Law and legislation -- Arkansas   ( lcsh )
Nursery stock -- Packaging -- United States   ( lcsh )
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MArCh 2-, 1949

B.E.P.Q. 57:-4



The information contained in this summary was compiled from material received from the plant quarantine official of Arkansas and ha s 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 Arkansas 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-office requirements for mailing plants as well as terminal-inspection procedure. This summary does not include digests of requirements relating to the movement of plants entirely within the State.

The information contained in this circular is believed to be correct and com-olete 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 Chief Inspector, State Plant Board, 506) Center Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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 spoecified plants, plant products, and other articles from designated regulated areas. However, some of these quarantines regulate the movement of certain articles into designated
protected areas. Copies of such quarantines may be obtained from the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, Washington 25, D. C.

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Acting Chief, Bureau of Entomology and ..llant Qarant ine



Summary of General Nursery-Stock Shinopin Requirements
(Pope's Digest,secs.12329,12330,12338,12342; Ark.Plant Act of 1917, as
amended 1939, 1943; Ark. Nursery Fraud Act 1919, as amended 1937; Rule 1g, 1937)

Definition of Nursery Stock.--Nursery stock means any woody plant.

General Shipping Reouirements.--Any person proposing to ship nursery stock and sweetpotato plants into Arkansas should file with the Chief Inspector of Arkansas a valid inspection certificate of the State of origin covering insect pests, plant diseases, and noxious weeds, to-ether with a registration fee of $5 1/. In the case of nursery stock the same registration and license fees, if any, shall be charged and the same bond required that the State in which the nursery is located would require of an Arkansas nursery shipping into that State.

The Chief Inspector will then issue permits at 2 cents each for
nursery stock and 3 cents each for sweetpotato plants, one to be attached to each container of nursery stock or sweetpotato plants. Permits will not be issued for sweetpotato plants originating in an area in which the sweetpotato weevil is known to exist.

Nonresident nurserymen who employ agents in Arkansas must also obtain a license at a fee of $5, plus $1 for each agent.

Any person contracting to render expert services in horticulture as part of value received in the sale of nursery stock is required to furnish evidence of qualifications and obtain a certificate from the Arkansas State Plant Board at a fee of $1.

Inspectors may cause to be held., or sent out of the State, or
destroyed, any plant or any material which has been brought into the State in violation of any State or Federal regulation.

Plant Materials Subject to Terminal Inspection

The State of Arkansas has arranged for terminal inspection of
tweetpotatoes and sweetpotato plants, draws, and slips, and for the enforcement, under the terminal-inspection procedure, of the quarantine rules relating to the sweetpotato weevil.

1/ Er'-ceotion.--The following States have special agreements with Arkansas based on similarity of inspection requirements, under which filing of inspection certificates is not required: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee

Arana n]ur sery- stock shipping requirements

Terminal In~pcL-r,.in Points in Arkansas

Little Rock

Arkansas plant

Summary of Plant Quarantines

Cabbage, Tomato, and Onion Plants
(Rule 1Sa, as amended Dec. 22, 1941)

Anyone intending to ship cabbage, tomato, or onion plants into
Arkansas should file with the Arkansas Chief Inspector an application and a valid certificate of the State of origin stating that the fields or beds have been inspected and found reasonably free of insects, plant diseases, and noxious weeds; that the fields or beds will be reinspected
throughout the shipping season and certificates of reinspection filed every 10 days or at such intervals as shall be agreed upon; and that if the certificate-holder.should fail to destroy any part of an infested, diseased, or weedy crop, the inspector will so notify the Arkansas State Plant Board, so that the permits may be canceled. The application must be accompanied by a $5 fee and 3 cents for each permit desired, one to be attached to each container of plants. Failure to receive certificates of reinspection at the required intervals will constitute grounds for cancellation of permits.

In lieu of the above procedure, or at the discretion of the
Arkansas Chief Inspector, permits may be issued to the inspector in the State of origin, who will examine the plants immediately prior to
shipment and affix permits to the packages; or by special permission of the Arkansas Chief Inspector the plants may be brought in without permits, inspected at destination, and permits issued at 7 cents each.

The varietal name of the-plants, the number of plants in the container, and the number of plants per bundle must be conspicuously marked on the outside of each container. Permits are subject to cancellation for failure to so label the container, or for short counts.

Arkaneas plant

Chestnut and Chinouapin
(Rule 56, effective Dec. 11, 1937)

The shipping into Arkansas of chestnut and chinquapin trees for any purpose, or of any part thereof (including the seeds) for propagation is prohibited except by written permission of the Arkansas Chief Inspector.

Seed Potatoes
S (Rule 70, as amended Dec. 22, 1941)

.Potatoes that are represented as seed potatoes may not be transported or sold in Arkansas unless they have been inspected in the field and certified as true to variety and free from diseases by the State of origin. The certificate tag of the State of origin must be sealed to each bag or container. This .requirement-.may be suspended by the Arkansas State Plant Board at any time that the differential between the price of certified and uncertified potatoes has become excessive, in which case ouch uncertified seed potatoes as are inspected in the bin or.the car and found free from visible diseases within the tolerances set by the Arkansas Chief Inspector, may be transported or sold if.a tag of the State of origin, bearing the words, "Not Certified," in letters at least 1/4 inch high, is attached to each bag or container.

Arkansas olnt

Swee totato Te vi 1
(RFule 39, revised Harch 5, T,-o; amended Dec. 12, 1947)

Sueetpotato plants or vines grown or stored in counties or parishes now or hereafter known to be infested with the weevil must not be transported into Arkansas under any conditions.

Sweetpotatoes grown or stored in any infested county or parish
are allowed to move into Arkansas between July 1 and January 31 of any year, when fumigated, if shipped to a consignee holding a permit from the Arkansas State Plant Board, and subject to inspection upon arrival. The Chief Inspector of Arkansas may authorize movement, under safeguards, of such sweetpotatoes at any time of year to processing plants holding permits. Each such shipment of sweetpotatoes into Arkansas must be fumigated immediately prior to shipment, according to methods approved by the Irkansas Chief Insoector. Only sweetpotatoes apparently weevilfree are eligible for fumigation.

Each container in the shipment must bear a fumigation tag, and a fumigation certificate of the State of origin must be mailed to the Arkansas State Plant Board at time of shipment, stating the number of bushels, car. number, dosage, time of exposure, temperature, and names and addresses of consignor and consignee; a duplicate copy of the cortificate must accompany the, shipment.

Sweetootatoes of the previous season's crop may not be shipped
from infested areas through Arkansas after Aoril 1 of each year unless accompanied by a certificate of fumigation. The State Plant Board may advance this date, if deemed advisable.

Arkansas plant

Vetch Weevil
(Rule 6g, par. 2, adopted Aug. 22, 1939)

All vetch seed transported into Arkansas must have attached to
each bag, in addition to the analysis and permit tag required under seed regulations, an official certificate showing that the seed has either been fumigated by a method approved by the ehief Inspector or grown in a state or country free from the weevil. The certificate pust be attached to the bag by a seal which must also seal the mouth of the bag.

The above summary was checked and approved April 21, 194g, by
Paul E. Millar, Ohief Inspector, with respect to the quarantines then in effect.


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, sciont, buds, fruit pits, and oth r seeds of fruit and ornamental trees or shfubs, 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 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 plant proructs, if. from uninspected premises, will also be accepted u-pon examination and a State plant quarantine official. The address of the Arkansas plant quarantine official is given in the preceding summary.

Terminal Inspection of Mail Shioments of Plants and Plant Products
(.Act Mar. 1915, 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 movement of mail shipments of plants and plant products into (or within) the State may, after having provided therefor at State exoense and having designated one or more places whrre inspection will bp maintained, arrange

to have such mail shipments turned ovpr to Sta~t( 'plnnt quarantine ins-Dec tors for exarin-Ation at designated inspection points. Application will be- mad~e to the Secretary of Agriculture by s~abritting a list of plants Pand -plant products an th-e pl-ant. pes~t-s transm itted thrbwhieh are to be examinedI. The list, when approv'ec. In' whole or iii part, ili 'be, tra-ns-'qitted to the Postmaster General, wheproupon ~PpstrnF.sters.wi1i "t informer! pn instructed,

Anyone, mail1i ng,. a parcel containing..any plants. or mlnt p~!9~ucts nAdressed, to, any place. within a. State r..~iin ter'In Rztion theeo
is required, u nle-. the law, to hpve 'the- pAreT pl ainy mnrke{! on thre outside to -show, the; nature of, the contents.. Materials, shi-pErl unl.,4 F:,dernal quarantine certificates issued byr the Bure6au of'Entomology nnf P!ant Quarantine ma-y be exermted from terminal ins-oection at the option of the receiving State.

* 'the'provisions of the 1936 ai~neninnt to the lAw, anly ,State may arrange through Federal channels, after approval 'by, the 'Sectdtarr of Agriculture as indicated above, to regular, te or prohibit th'e movement into (or within) the State of mail shipments of esignated plants andI plant products the movement of which woull constitute a. violation of Stqte plant quarantine laws or regulations.

Terminal Inspection Procelure.--Upon nrrivp-,l ,in PL-,y Sti tp Taintaining terminal inspection,- plants or plant *)rt,roucts-namM-i.r on thf: anprovedl liqt
willbe frTaddb the postmatster at destination to the, nearest inspection -point. If the plants or plant prolucfs.,-ire found, upon insn'ection, to be fre- from ilnjurioufs sts nnil not in,,violntionj of ai.oypent quarantine or reg-ulation of. the- Strite of d19stinption or the 'Qnite' States Department of.Agriculture, or if disinfested twhenm they ar6 found infeste, such plants or plant products will then bP.forwqardedr by the- postmaster Pt the pooint of inspe tion+ to* the acdress-P upon, pnayment of -no stage.

If plants or plant products, u-non inspection, arp foun,q to be,,nfested with injurious -oests and cannot be satisfactorily 1isinfestpi, or' are in violation of any plant qunfrntine or reg7ulnati6n of the-Stae of destination or the United States Deparrtrient of Aoriculture, the -postTmaster upon notification by. the State insnb-ctor will in-Oorm the sen-ler that the xnarcel will be. returned to him upon his request nn at his e~xpense. In~iefeuilt of such request the parcel will be turnpliovpr to thState authorities for destruction.,

Terminal inspection of plants and1 plant products is now ma-intained1 by Arizona, Ark~ansas, California, Districtof Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, :is sissip-pi, M-ontana, Oregon, Pujerto-Rico, Utah, and Washington. Plants andr Plart erorlucts suT.bJpct to'terminal inspection and1 places where terminal-instiection 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 Postage.,--Methods of having forwarding postage are nrovided to expedite the handling of parcels subject to terminal inspection, as follows: (1) The addressee may have the oarcels addressed to himself in care of the State inspector at a designated terminalinspection 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 readings "Forwarding postage guaranteed," whereupon the additional postage for forwarding will be collected from the addressee.

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