Reminder of plant health rules for seed potatoes, tomato plants and nursery stock

PALMER — As the growing season nears, the Division of Agriculture would like to remind retail store managers and nursery/greenhouse producers about Alaska’s plant health requirements for the sale of seed potatoes, tomato plants, as well as the purchasing of other nursery stock from out-of-state sources. These requirements are designed to help prevent plants and potato seed infected with diseases, such as Late Blight and Sudden Oak Death Disease, from entering Alaska.

A letter explaining the state’s requirements for seed potatoes, tomato plants and other nursery stock can be found by visiting the “Programs” tab on the Division of Agriculture website, at Click on “Inspection Services” and look under “Late Blight Quarantine Information.” The letter also provides a list of 2012 Alaska certified seed potato growers and certified potato varieties. For more information, contact the Division of Agriculture at 907-745-7200.


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