possible change in importation rules (NAPPRA)

pelarg@aol.com pelarg@aol.com
Sun, 22 May 2016 09:14:05 PDT

If this is true it will create more problems than it will fix.  The current system of "innocent until proven guilty", ie allowing the importation of taxa that have not shown themselves to be a risk or likely risk is a better system than using NAPPRA.  And properly applied the current system is perfectly capable of excluding  taxa that are likely to present problems if imported, if anything I dare say that some of the currently disallowed taxa are of low risk if any to US agriculture.  
Ernie DeMarie
In NY where Allium moly and camassias are in bloom, including a rare pink form I got years ago from a former nursery woman out in Oregon,  and the summer growing bulbs in pots are going outside while the winter growers in the garage are finished or finishing up for the most part.  Winter hardy gladioli galtonia, Ledebouria cooperi, Crocosmias, Dieramas, Galtonia, Crinum bulbispermum (and Super Ellen and x powelli), and Agapanthus are all up among others and I still wait for Eucomis, which is always the last thing to emerge.  Also seeing growth just starting on well protected (wood chip mulch) Erythrina zeyheri.  

-----Original Message-----
From: William Aley <aley_wd@icloud.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2016 11:34 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] Importing bulbs

The US system allows for any plant to be imported unless there is a reason not to allow it to be imported.  This is most likely because the list would have been long when this was published.   Currently USDA is starting NAPPRA. Which will reverse how plants may be allowed import. Only plant taxa that have a pest risk assessment completed would have the conditions of import  published. All others would not be admissible. 

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