Section 2-25-4

Power and duty of board as to protection of agricultural and horticultural interests from plant pests and noxious weeds generally.

It shall be the duty of the board to protect the agricultural and horticultural interests of the state and, to that end, it is vested with power and authority to:

(1) Make all such rules and regulations governing nurseries and the movement of nursery stock therefrom or the introduction of nursery stock therein as it may deem necessary to the eradication, control or prevention of the dissemination of plant pests or noxious weeds;

(2) Make rules and regulations to govern the grading, marking, sale and distribution of nursery stock by dealers and nurserymen;

(3) Provide rules and regulations under which nursery stock may be brought into this state from other states, territories and foreign countries;

(4) Make such rules and regulations with reference to plants and plant products while in transit through this state as may be deemed necessary to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within this state of injurious plant pests and noxious weeds;

(5) Declare a quarantine against any area, place, nursery, grove, orchard, county or counties within this state, other states, territories, foreign countries or portions thereof in reference to plant pests or noxious weeds and prohibit the movement within this state or any part thereof or the introduction into this state from other states, territories or foreign countries of all plants, plant products or other things from such quarantined places or areas which are likely to carry such plant pests and noxious weeds if such quarantine is determined, after due investigation, to be necessary in order to protect the agricultural and horticultural interests of this state. In such cases the quarantine may be made absolute or rules and regulations may be adopted prescribing the method and manner under which the prohibited articles may be moved into or within, sold or otherwise disposed of in this state; and

(6) Make and publish reasonable rules and regulations regarding the application for the issuance, or revocation of certificates of inspection, under Section 2-25-6.

(Ag. Code 1927, §297; Code 1940, T. 2, §457; Acts 1991, No. 91-632, p. 1179, §4.)