Plant Pest Control

ORS 570.010
County horticultural inspectors

  • appointment
  • term
  • powers and duties


Upon petition of not less than 25 resident fruit growers of any county of this state, the governing body of a county may, subject to the approval of the Director of Agriculture, appoint a county horticultural inspector, whose duties are:


To inspect orchards, nurseries, trees, shrubs, vines, fruits, vegetables, plants, packing houses, warehouses, storerooms, farms and other places within the county.


To visit and inspect the fruit drying and packing plants while the plants are in operation.


To enforce the regulations required by the State Department of Agriculture governing the handling, drying and packing of apples, loganberries or other fruits evaporated and packed for human consumption.


To enforce all laws of the state relating to insects or other plant pests that affect trees, vines, plants of any kind or fruit or vegetables of any kind and all other horticultural laws, rules and regulations of the state.


The county horticultural inspector shall hold office during the pleasure of the county governing body. [Amended by 1971 c.397 §1; 2013 c.120 §3; 2015 c.203 §5]


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