Shipment of Turf, Nursery Stock, Bedding Plants to Western States

Japanese beetle is a pest of concern for several western states including Colorado. The adult form of the pest is a scarab beetle. Larvae, or grubs, reside in the soil. The insect feeds on roots, leaves and flowers of many landscape ornamental and agricultural plants. Japanese beetle is the target of quarantines restricting interstate shipment of nursery stock and soil TO California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Colorado and British Columbia, Canada. Several western states restrict movement of nursery stock and soil FROM Colorado.

Laura Pottorff
Nursery Coordinator

Rules for Nursery Program - Japanese Beetle Quarantine

Japanese Beetle Quarantine Brochure

Japanese Beetle Quarantine PowerPoint

Japanese Beetle Best Management Practices

To find out what restrictions may apply to your shipment choose the product you wish to ship below.

Bare Root Stock - Herbaceous and Woody (No soil or media)
Shipping to Requirements
New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Arizona, Nevada or California Exempt, plants unrestricted
Greenhouse produced bedding, potted flowering, other
Shipping to Requirements Certificates
New Mexico, Colorado Exempt, plants unrestricted
Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Montana Production during pest free window OR production in JB free screened greenhouse/screenhouse OR approved insecticide treatment Require pre-notification and phytosanitary certificate for each load (Certificate - $40 from CDA)
Arizona, Nevada, or California Production during pest free window OR production in JB free screened greenhouse/screenhouse OR approved insecticide treatment Will allow inspection certificate (copy included with each load shipped) with declaration stating criteria met (AD)
Nursery Stock: Root ball or container < 12 inches in diameter (outdoor prod.)
Ornamental Grasses Excepted
Shipping to Requirements Certificates
New Mexico, Colorado Exempt, plants unrestricted
Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana Approved insecticide treatment (B&B dip only) (Container only - Drench or Media [granule] incorporation) OR Nursery accreditation program Require pre-notification and phytosanitary certificate for each load (Certificate - $40 from CDA)
Arizona, Nevada, California Approved insecticide treatment (B&B dip only) (Container only - Drench or Media [granule] incorporation) OR Nursery accreditation program Will allow inspection certificate (copy included with each load shipped) with declaration stating criteria met (AD)
Nursery Stock: Root ball or container > 12 inches and < 32 inches in diameter (outdoor prod.)
Ornamental Grasses Excepted
Shipping to Requirements Certificates
New Mexico Nursery Trapping Program (detection of <3 beetles) OR approved insecticide treatment (dip only) OR container accreditation program Requires a statement of JB criteria to be stated on inspection certificate (copy to be sent with each load of stock)
Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) Require pre-notification and phytosanitary certificate for each load (Certificate - $40 from CDA)
Utah Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) Contact CDA
Arizona, Nevada, California Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) Will allow inspection certificate (copy included with each load shipped) with declaration stating criteria met (AD)
Nursery Stock: Root ball or container > 32 inches in diameter (outdoor prod.)
Shipping to Requirements Certificates
New Mexico Nursery Trapping Program (detection of < 3 beetles) Requires a statement of JB criteria to be stated on inspection certificate (copy to be sent with each load of stock)
Utah Contact CDA Contact CDA
Arizona, Nevada, California Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) Will allow inspection certificate (copy included with each load shipped) with declaration stating criteria met (AD)
Ornamental Grasses (all sizes)
Shipping to Requirements Certificates
New Mexico Approved JB free greenhouse or screenhouse or Nursery Trapping Program (detection of < 3 beetles) or approved insecticide treatment (< 12 inch containers - drench or media granule incorporation)(> 12 inch containers – dip only) Requires a statement of JB criteria to be stated on inspection certificate (copy to be sent with each load of stock)
Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana Approved JB free greenhouse or screenhouse or Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) or approved insecticide treatment (dip, drench or granule incorporation of containers < 12 inches ONLY ) Containers > 12 inches may not be treated – must meet trapping or screenhouse protocol Require pre-notification and phytosanitary certificate for each load (Certificate - $40-from CDA)
Arizona, Nevada, California Approved JB free greenhouse or screenhouse or Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) or approved insecticide treatment (dip, drench or granule incorporation of containers < 12 inches ONLY )Containers > 12 inches may not be treated – must meet trapping or screenhouse protocol Will allow inspection certificate (copy included with each load shipped) with declaration stating criteria met (AD).
Turf grass sod
Shipping to Requirements Certificates
New Mexico Nursery Trapping program (detection of < 3 beetles) or approved insecticide treatments. Requires a statement of JB criteria to be stated on inspection certificate (copy to be sent with each load of stock).
Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) Require pre-notification and phytosanitary certificate for each load (Certificate - $40 from CDA)
Arizona, Nevada, California Nursery Trapping Program (negative detection) Will allow inspection certificate (copy included with each load shipped) with declaration stating criteria met (AD).