Quarantine; Peach Yellows Phytoplasma
(1)Establishing a Quarantine. A quarantine is established against the disease of peach known as Peach Yellows Phytoplasma.
(2)Areas under Quarantine. Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and Ontario.
(a)Propagating parts, except seeds, and any tree budded or grafted on understock of the following species of plum which are symptomless carriers of Peach Yellows, phytoplasma:
(A)Native American plum, Prunus hortulana and P. americana;
(B)Common or European plum, P. domestica;
(C)Japanese plum, P. salicina;
(D)Myrobalan plum, P. cerasifera;
(E)Othello plum, P. cerasifera var. atropur-purea;
(F)Wild goose plum, P. munsoniana.
(b)All trees, roots, stalks, cuttings, grafts, scions, and buds of all species and varieties of Prunus;
(c)Any tree or bud grafted on peach or plum understock.
(a)Seedling trees or trees budded on admissible rootstock which are grown from seed and shipped in one growing season may be certified provided any budwood used in the production of such trees meets the conditions of subsection (c) of this section and Peach Yellows disease has not occurred during the growing season either on or within one mile of the growing ground property;
(b)Certificates may be issued for reshipment of dormant host trees and propagative parts which have been produced outside the areas under quarantine and have remained dormant while within such areas. Certificates shall state the name of the state where produced;
(c)Species and varieties other than symptom-less carriers may be shipped into this state provided they are properly labeled as to scientific name and each lot or shipment is accompanied by a state-of-origin inspection certificate certifying that the following conditions have been met:
(A)Adequate surveys have been made by state agricultural officials, at the proper time in relation to diseases and hosts, and as Peach Yellows disease has not been found during the last two growing seasons previous to digging the trees or taking the buds either on or within one mile of the growing grounds or bud source properties; and
(B)The growing premises have been free from any prohibited symptomless species of plum trees or any other tree growing on any prohibited species of plum understock and, during the last two growing seasons previous to digging the trees or taking the buds, any prohibited symptomless species of plum trees has not existed within one mile of the growing premises or bud source properties.
(5)Disposition of Commodities in Violation of Quarantine. Commodities shipped in violation of this quarantine shall be refused entry into this state and shall be immediately sent out of this state or, at his option and without expense to or indemnity paid by the Department, destroyed under departmental supervision by the person receiving the same. Violators may also be subject to civil penalties of up to $10,000 as provide by Oregon Laws 1999, Chapter 390, section 2.
(6)Special Permits. This section does not apply to experimental shipments moved by, or at the request of, the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department, upon receipt of an application in writing, may issue a special permit allowing entry into this state of quarantined commodities for research purposes only. Movement of such commodities shall be subject to any conditions or restrictions stipulated in the permit.
Rule 603-052-0116 — Quarantine; Peach Yellows Phytoplasma,