Seeds not for planting

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2012, 14:09
Last updated: Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:54
The Seeds Not for Planting Manual provides the background, procedures and reference tables for regulating whole seeds (grain and nuts) when they are imported for purposes other than planting or growing, and for protecting plants that are threatened with extinction due to trade in those plants or their derivatives. The seeds from the countries of origin listed in this manual are regulated because just one destructive pest might be enough to start a outbreak that can cause millions of dollars of damage to crops, trees, flowers, or lawns. By their destructiveness, pests can increase the price and reduce the quality of food, lower property values, and ruin recreational areas. The extinction of just one plant species does away with the aesthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, commercial, and scientific value of our world. This manual is divided into the following chapters:
  • Introduction
  • Procedures
  • Reference

Resource provide by:
  • NPPO of USA
Organization providing resource: United States Department of Agriculture Marketing and Regulatory Programs Animal a
Type of contact: NPPO
  • Manual/Guide
Submitted by: USDA-APHIS