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Nursery and Nursery Dealer Programs

Directory of Mississippi Certified Nurseries and Nursery Dealers (PDF) The Bureau of Plant Industry certifies Nurseries and Nursery Dealers. The Bureau of Plant Industry does not sell plants or trees. In Mississippi, there are Nursery Dealers and Nurseries. A Nursery Dealer is a retail establishment that buys plants for resale. A Nursery is an establishment [...]
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Chinese Tallow Tree

Chinese tallow is a popular ornamental because of its fast growth rate, attractive fall color, and ability to resist damage from pests. It is a small tree that grows to about 20 feet tall, but some specimens can reach up to 50 feet. It is freely branching with leaves arranged alternately on branches. The leaves [...]
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Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Identification and Control (PDF) Distribution of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (PDF) Forms, Laws & Regulations » Forms » Laws » Regulations Plant Pest Program Kacey Colquitt Kacey@mdac.ms.gov P.O. Box 5207 Mississippi State, MS 39762 Phone: (662) 325-7761 Fax: (662) 325-8397  
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Applesnail

Applesnail & Eggsac Emergency Regulation on Applesnails The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce - Bureau of Plant Industry adopted September 12, 2001 an Emergency Applesnail Regulation. The regulation was adopted In order to prevent the introduction and spread within the State of Mississippi the destructive plant eating Applesnails of the family Ampullariidae. Under the [...]
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Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey

The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) is a cooperative program between the United States Department of Agriculture-APHIS-PPQ and the states. The primary objectives are exotic pest detection, export enhancement and biological control. NAPIS (National Agricultural Pest Information System) is the primary database. Data from Mississippi’s major survey programs are transmitted to NAPIS at the end [...]
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Imported Fire Ants

The Federal Imported Fire Ant Quarantine 81 was invoked to prevent the artificial spread of imported fire ants -red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta), black imported fire ants (Solenopsis richteri) and their hybrids. This quarantine covers the entire state. Approximately 125 nurseries are under compliance agreements for the quarantine. These agreements allow nurseries to ship [...]
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Noxious Weeds

In 2004, the Plant Act was amended to include noxious weeds. Currently nine weeds are listed as regulated on the Mississippi Noxious Weed List (page 47).  Of the weeds listed the Bureau has active programs involving four of the weeds. Information about these weeds and current activities are listed below. BENGHAL DAYFLOWER / TROPICAL SPIDERWORT [...]
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Gypsy Moth

The Gypsy Moth, Lymantria dispar, is a destructive forest pest. Gypsy Moth caterpillars are known to feed on the foliage of hundreds of species of plants, but in North America the most common hosts are oaks and aspen. When Gypsy Moths are in high populations trees may become completely defoliated, after several years of defoliation [...]
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Pink Bollworm

The Pink Bollworm, (Pectinophora gossypiella), is considered possibly the most destructive pest on cotton worldwide. It is native to Asia and has been reported in several states in the Southwest. The Pink Bollworm prefers cotton but will also feed on Okra, Kenaf, and Hibiscus. The larvae of the Pink Bollworm bores into cotton bolls and [...]
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Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) is a destructive pest, causing plant damage and increased control costs within the nursery industry. Grubs feed on grass roots and damage lawns, golf courses and pastures. Adults feed on the foliage, flowers or fruits of more than 300 different ornamental and agricultural plants. The beetles were first detected in New [...]
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