Plant Shipment restrictions?

James Waddick
Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:23:34 PST
 From the New York Times - Dec 23, 2004

Millions of Plants Caught in Dragnet for Oak Killer

Published: December 23, 2004

JUST in time to complicate spring planting, the federal government is 
preparing to issue what agriculture officials call the most sweeping 
restrictions on the shipment of nursery plants ever undertaken in the 
United States, to try to prevent the spread of a virulent disease 
that has killed tens of thousands of oaks and other species along the 
West Coast.

  The restrictions, expected to be issued in early January, will 
affect millions of plants grown in California, Oregon and Washington, 
about one-third of the country's nursery plant supply. They will 
require inspection, sampling and possibly testing of all plants that 
could be hosts to the pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum, the cause of 
sudden oak death syndrome, before shipment across state lines. The 
disease has been spotted in 22 states.

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