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SUMMARY OF PLANT PROTECTION REGULATIONS
Updated September 2014
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Plant Industries Division
P.O. Box 630/1616 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Web Address: www.mda.mo.gov
Collin Wamsley State Entomologist (Nursery, Quarantine, Apiary Regulations)
Telephone: 573-751 5505, Fax: 573-522-1109
Lee Conner……………………………………..Forester (State and Federal Export Certifications)
Telephone: 573-526-1732, Fax: 573-522-1109
Stan Cook Program Admin., (Feed and Seed Regulations and Treated Timber)
Telephone: 573-751 5501
Anastasia Becker. Program Admin., Noxious Weeds (Weed Regulations)
Notification of nursery stock shipments, when required for the federal quarantine on Sudden Oak Death/Phytophthora ramorum, should be sent to Collin Wamsley’s attention at the above address or fax number, or email to: email@example.com
The information, as provided, is for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as complete, nor should it be considered legally binding. Coordination with both your state and the destination state plant regulatory agency listed above may be necessary to stay up-to-date on revised requirements.
NURSERY STOCK DEFINITION
Nursery Stock shall be understood to mean all plants having a persistent woody stem, perennials, bulbs, roots, crowns, corms, rhizomes and tubers capable of propagating, including strawberry, asparagus and rhubarb, but excluding seed potatoes and other garden vegetables. Grass sod, stolons and plugs distributed for the purpose of propagation are also included in the term nursery stock.
GENERAL SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
Any nursery stock shipped into or within Missouri must have attached to the outside of each package or quantity a tag or label with the name and address of the shipper, a statement describing the nature and quantity of the contents, and a valid inspection certificate from the state of origin. All shipments of nursery stock shall be free of plant pests.
Cannabis sativa Marijuana (Hemp)
Carduus nutans Musk thistle
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle
Convolvulus arvensis Field bindweed
Dipsacus fullonum Common Teasel
Dipsacus laciniatus Cut-leaved teasel
Lythrum salicaria (and all hybrids) Purple loosestrife
Onoprodum acanthium Scotch thistle
Pueraria lobata Kudzu vine
Rosa multiflora Multiflora rose
Cetaurea stoebe ssp.micranthos………………………………………...……...Spotted Knapweed
COUNTY OPTION NOXIOUS WEEDS:
Sorghum halepense Johnsongrass
QUARANTINES OR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
All applicable Federal plant pest quarantines regulating the movement of nursery stock and/or related commodities. Quarantines of particular concern include, but are not limited to the following: Black Stem Rust 7CFR 301.38, Gypsy Moth 7CFR 301.45, Pink Bollworm 7CFR 301.52, Pine Shoot Beetle 7CFR 301.50, Imported Fire Ant 7 CFR 301.81, and Emerald Ash Borer 7CFR 301.53-1 through 301.53-9.
2 CSR 70-11.060 Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut Exterior Quarantine
PESTS: Walnut Twig Beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis and the fungal pathogen Geosmithia morbida.
STATES REGULATED: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Utah, and any other areas of the United States as determined by the State Entomologist to have Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut.
MATERIALS REGULATED: The following articles are PROHIBITED entry into, or transiting through, the state of Missouri: The Walnut Twig Beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, in any living stage of development; the fungal pathogen Geosmithia morbida sp. nov.; firewood of any non-coniferous (hardwood) species; all plants and plant parts of the genus Juglans including but not limited to nursery stock, budwood, scionwood, green lumber, and other material living, dead, cut, or fallen, including logs, stumps, roots, branches, and composted and uncomposted chips. Specific exceptions are: nuts, nut meats, hulls, processed lumber (100% bark-free, kiln-dried with squared edges), and finished wood products without bark, including walnut furniture, instruments, and gun stocks. Any article, product, or means of conveyance when it is determined by the State Entomologist to present the risk of spread of the Walnut Twig Beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, or the fungal pathogen Geosmithia morbida.
RESTRICTIONS: All regulated articles are prohibited from entering into, or transiting through, the state of Missouri. Articles originating in an area not known to have thousand cankers disease but transiting through an area known to have thousand cankers disease will be considered to be regulated articles. Regulated articles to be used for research purposes, at the discretion of the State Entomologist, may move under a compliance agreement between the state entomologist and the Missouri recipient. At minimum the compliance agreement shall require inspection of the regulated articles at the point of origin, a state phytosanitary certificate issued by the state plant regulatory official in the state of origin and at least 24 hours pre-shipment notification.
2 CSR 70-13.025 BOLL WEEVIL EXTERIOR QUARANTINE
PESTS: Boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis
STATES REGULATED: Portions of Texas or any other area of the United States known to be infested with boll weevil. Contact the Missouri Department of Agriculture for details.
MATERIALS REGULATED: The boll weevil; gin trash; cotton plants and parts of plants; seed cotton; used cotton equipment; and any other products, articles, means of conveyance, or any other item whatsoever is determined by the director to present a hazard in the spread of the boll weevil, and the person in possession of such item has been so notified.
RESTRICTIONS: Any regulated article moving into a boll weevil eradication zone, or an area declared to be free of boll weevil in the state of Missouri, must be certified free of boll weevil and a copy of the certificate must accompany the article.