Volume 44 Number 4 Article 6 Pages: 194-197
Year 1990 Month 10
Title: Interstate Restrictions on Movement of Ribes Germplasm
Author: K.E. Hummer
Movement of Ribes germplasm in the United
States is restricted by federal and state regula
tions because of diseases and other pests.
eign Ribes importation is restricted (Title 7
Agriculture CFR 319.37, The plant protection
and quarantine programs for the United States)
because of the presence of black currant rever
sion agent, a pathogen not found in the United
Domestic Ribes are prohibited in some
states because Ribes acts as an alternate host for
white pine blister rust.
This paper summarizes
the state restrictions on the interstate movement
of domestic Ribes and was prepared by survey
ing each of the 50 state departments of agricul
ture by phone.
The present state restrictions are
summarized and contacts for each of the state
departments of agriculture are listed.
tions change as new laws are enacted so it is
highly recommended that the agencies be con
tacted for specific situations.
As of January
1990, 10 states prohibit or require written per
mission for domestic Ribes entry; 4 states pro
hibit Ribes nigrum L. but may allow other
Ribes to enter; 13 require nursery or phytosanitary
certification for any Ribes; 23 either
have no restriction or do not enforce the
Full text download: APS subscribers
ISHS members & pay-per-view
(PDF 507927 bytes)
APS membership administration
ISHS membership administration