Heather Stewart, Natural Resource Specialist
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" means any plant for planting, propagation or ornamental use.
GENERAL SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS Each shipment of plants, brought into this state, shall have legibly marked thereon in a conspicuous manner and place the name and address of the shipper or owner, the name of the person to whom the same is forwarded or shipped, or his agents, the name of the country or state where the contents were grown, and a statement of the contents therein. Also each shipment of plants, grown in a country or state which maintains inspection of plants, shall be accompanied by a copy of a current inspection certificate from such country or state.
NOXIOUS WEED LIST
Hieracium aurantiacum ……………………………………………………….orange hawkweed
QUARANTINES OR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
I. EXTERIOR QUARANTINE OF AQUATIC INVASIVE WEEDS Authority: AS 03.05.010 11 AAC 34.130
AS 03.05.027 11 AAC 34.140
AS 03.05.040 11 AAC 34.160
AS 44.37.030 11 AAC 34.170
AS 03.05.090 AAC 34.115
Establishment of Quarantine:The Director of the Division of Agriculture under the authority as the State Quarantine Officer hereby establishes a quarantine at the boundaries of Alaska to prevent the entry of the following aquatic invasive weeds.
PEST: Aquatic plants listed below.
Canadian waterweed (Elodea Canadensis)
Western nuttallii (Elodea nuttallii)
Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa)
Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum )
This list is comprised of the most recent and accepted scientific and common names of the quarantine plant species. Regulated status also applies to all synonyms of these botanical names.
STATES REGULATED: ALL
MATERIALS REGULATED: All plants and plant parts of the regulated plants.
RESTRICTIONS: It is prohibited to import, transport, buy, sell, offer for sale, or distribute plants or plant parts of the regulated species within the state of Alaska. It is further prohibited to intentionally transplant wild plants and/or plant parts of these species within the state of Alaska.
DISPOSITION OF VIOLATIONS: All shipments of quarantined articles arriving in Alaska in violation of this quarantine shall be immediately shipped out of the state or destroyed by burning or other method approved by the Division of Agriculture. All costs for shipment out of state or destruction shall be performed at the expense of the owner, owners, or duty authorized agent.
II. COLUMBIA ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE QUARANTINE PEST: Columbia Root-knot Nematode (Meloidognye chitwoodi Golden et.al.)
STATES REGULATED: The entire states of WA and ID; in CA the counties of Siskiyou and Modoc; in NV the county of Humbolt; in OR the counties of Morrow, Umitilla, Klamath, Lake and Malheur and other counties found infested in OR, NV and CA.
MATERIALS REGULATED: Potato tubers (including seed and table stock), used containers, bags, appliances, grading and storage equipment, used farm equipment, implements and harvesters.
RESTRICTIONS: Potato tubers intended for seed, produced in the quarantine area are prohibited entry. Potato tubers produced in non-quarantine counties in OR, NV, or CA are admissible provided that they are certified as not exceeding 0% tolerance for the presence of M. chitwoodi based on survey data or representative sampling. Potato tuber intended as table stock where surface or internal defects do not exceed 0% for nematode damage and the potatoes are treated with a sprout inhibitor if shipped January 1 through May 30. Potatoes for table stock from other counties in OR, NV and CA may not exceed 1% surface or internal defects for damage by nematode. All used containers, bags, appliances, grading and storage equipment, used farm equipment, implements and harvesters must be certified free from soil and related debris.
III. EXTERIOR QUARANTINE AGAINST POTATO LATE BLIGHT Authority: AS 03 05.010
AS 03 05.030
Establishment of a Quarantine: The Director of the Division of Agriculture under the authority as the State Quarantine Officer, hereby establishes a quarantine at the Alaska boundaries to prevent the entry of commodities into the state infected with Potato Late Blight.
PEST: Potato Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)
STATES REGULATED: ALL
MATERIALS REGULATED: Certified seed potatoes and seed potatoes including seed for home gardens; potato plants and tomato plants including all varieties of Lycopersicon lycopersicum and L. pimpinellifolium. Tomato seeds are not regulated articles.
RESTRICTIONS: Regulated articles are prohibited for entry into Alaska except under the following conditions:
are inspected in storage and no late blight is found in the lot and
are inspected at the shipping point and no late blight is found.
are grown in a nursery, or greenhouse inspected and found free of late blight and
are inspected at the shipping point and no late blight is found and
are treated prior to shipment with a registered fungicide for late blight disease control.
Each shipment of regulated articles into Alaska shall be accompanied by an official certificate issued by the government regulatory agency in the state or county of origin assuring that the conditions of this quarantine have been met.
DISPOSITION OF VIOLATIONS: All shipments of regulated articles arriving in Alaska in violation of this quarantine or found infested with potato late blight, shall be immediately shipped out of the state or destroyed by burning or other method approved by the division. All costs for shipment out of state or destruction shall be performed at the expense of the owner, owners, or duty authorized agent.