[BULBS-L] Importing Bulbs and Seeds

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:19:58 PST
At 01:06 PM 1/25/2009 -0500, you wrote:
>Jim Shields wrote: " You need to use the PPQ 587 application, and in the
>application specify "Small Lots of Seeds" on the first line of the list of
>plant species you want to import, if all you want are seeds. I usually list
>genera by families, and specific countries. The permit came back listing
>"all eligible species" from "all eligible countries." That covers it all
>quite nicely."
>How do you deal with the multitude of species and the multitude of countries
>of origin? E.g. do Zephyranthes from Mexico have to be separated from the
>same genus from Argentina? And after the permit is issued, what if you
>decide that you want to import some zephyranthes seed from Indonesia and
>hadn't listed it?

One way is to just specify "All eligible countries" or "Various eligible 
countries" as Juston says.

>I just tried to apply on line and found that I needed to establish an
>e-authentication account. So I started that process, but can't get back into
>the site through my new login. And then I see that I have to take a picture
>ID to a USDA office to get the account activated. So, I'll try again to
>apply the old fashioned paper way.

I'm with you, Dell.  Unless there is an urgent time limit for use of your 
permit, the snailmail way is a lot less hassle.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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