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SUMMARY OF PLANT PROTECTION REGULATIONS
Updated May 2016
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
600 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Charles Elhard…………………..………..………………………..State Plant Regulatory Official
Samantha Brunner Apiary Program/CAPS Coordinator
North Dakota State Seed Department
Ken Bertsch. State Seed Commissioner (Seed Regulations)
Telephone: 701-231-5400; Fax: 701-231-5401
Kent Sather Director Potato Program
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.
Notification of Nursery Stock Shipments
Notification of nursery stock shipments, when required, should be faxed to 701 231-8557 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NURSERY STOCK DEFINITION
NURSERY STOCK means all trees, shrubs, and woody vines and parts thereof which are capable of propagation or growth except seed. Only those plants that are intended for outdoor planting are considered nursery stock. All Clematis, Rosa and Yucca species are exempt.
GENERAL SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
All plants and plant parts defined as nursery stock must be from an inspected and certified source from the state of origin where the plants were grown. A copy of the current valid certificate of inspection from the state of origin must accompany all commercial shipments of nursery stock into the state. The certificate does not need to be filed with the Department of Agriculture. No permits or fees are required to ship into the state. Any out-of-state person who sells nursery stock from a vehicle or other place of business within the state must have a North Dakota nursery license.
Acroptilon repens Russian Knapweed
Artemisia absinthium Absinth wormwood
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle
Euphorbia esula Leafy spurge
Carduus nutans Musk thistle
Centaurea diffusa Diffuse knapweed
Centaurea maculosa Spotted knapweed
Linaria genistifolia ssp. dalmatica Dalmatian toadflax
Linaria vulgaris ………………………………………………………………… Yellow toadflax
Lythrum salicaria, L. virgatum, and all Lythrum cultivars Purple loosestrife
Tamarix ramosissima including T. chinensis and T. parviflora Saltcedar
COUNTY OPTION NOXIOUS WEEDS:
Counties can add additional weeds to the list at the county level
QUARANTINES OR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
BLACK STEM RUST QUARANTINE
PESTS: Black stem rust, Puccinia graminis
STATES REGULATED: ALL
MATERIALS REGULATED: Black Stem Rust spores in any living stage. All plants, seeds, fruits and other parts of plants which are capable of propagation and belong to the genera Berberis, Mahoberberis, or Mahonia, except Mahonia cuttings for decorative purposes. See Federal Black Stem Rust Quarantine.
All seed potatoes imported into this state for planting purposes by any person from any state, territory, or country must be accompanied by an official grade certificate describing the grade of the potatoes or a health certificate to certify that the lot of seed potatoes was field inspected by an official certifying agency and is similar to the standards established by NDCC 4-10 for seed potatoes (http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/pdf/74-04-01.pdf) ; and any other document or certificate required for the importation of seed potatoes by the state, province, territory, or country of origin, including test results issued by a laboratory approved by the united States department of agriculture’s animal and plant health inspection service (NDCC 4-10-06.3)