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     MISSOURI

    SUMMARY OF PLANT PROTECTION REGULATIONS

    Updated February 2011

    Missouri Department of Agriculture

    Plant Industries Division

    P.O. Box 630/1616 Missouri Blvd.

    Jefferson City, MO 65102

    (573) 751-2462

    Web Address: www.mda.mo.gov

    Collin Wamsley ............................ State Entomologist (Nursery, Quarantine, Apiary Regulations)

     Telephone: 573-751-5505, Fax: 573-522-1109

     E-mail: Collin.Wamsley@mda.mo.gov

Sarah Phipps………………………… Entomologist (State and Federal Export Certifications)

     Telephone: 573-526-1732, Fax: 573-522-1109

     Email: Sarah.Phipps@mda.mo.gov

    Doug LeDoux.............................................................State Survey Coordinator (CAPS Program)

    Telephone: (573) 522-9948, Fax: 573-522-1109

    E-mail: Douglas.LeDoux@mda.mo.gov

    Tony Claxton .................... Program Admin., Feed and Seed Programs (Feed & Seed Regulations)

     Telephone: 573-751-5473

    E-mail: Tony.Claxton@mda.mo.gov

    Vacant. .................................... Treated Timber Program and Noxious Weeds (Weed Regulations)

     Telephone: 573-751-2462

    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: glenda.allen@mda.mo.gov.

    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,

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    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.

NOXIOUS WEEDS

    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

http://mda.mo.gov/plants/pests/thousandcankers.php

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    PESTS: Walnut Twig Beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis and the fungal pathogen Geosmithia

    morbid sp. nov.

    STATES REGULATED: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, 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 sp. nov.

    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.

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