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Nursery Inspection

Photo of nursery inspection.The primary goal of the nursery inspection program is to prevent the spread of insect, weed, and disease pests into or out of the Commonwealth, and to ensure that consumers are purchasing quality plant products, relatively free of plant pests. The Plants and Plant Products Inspection Law authorizes, requires, and explains the annual registration and inspection of all plant nurseries in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Category 91 - Nursery Operation. This law also authorizes the registration and inspection of retail establishments selling nursery stock, Category 89 - Nursery Stock Dealers. The office of Plant Industry Services inspects more than 10,000 acres of nursery stock for pests and diseases every year. Over 2000 nurseries and nursery stock dealers are registered to operate within our state.

Important Links:

Federal Noxious Weeds
Japanese Beetle Harmonization Plan
National Plant Board
VDACS Nursery Permit Application
Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association
Virginia Tech Insect Identification
Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
Boxwood Blight Cleanliness Program

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