Plant Nurseries Law and Legal Definition

Under the police powers of the state, there are often laws passed to regulate nurseries to protect the health and welfare of its people and agricultural concerns. These laws aim to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the state of plant pests and noxious weeds injurious to plants and plant products, to provide for the inspection and control of nurseries and the regulation of the sale and distribution of plants and plant products

The following is an example of a state statute requiring licensing of nurseries:

"Before any nurseryman or dealer in nursery stock shall sell, offer or expose for sale or distribution in this state any nursery stock, he shall apply for and obtain from the commissioner an inspection certificate indicating that he has complied with the provisions of this article and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Said inspection certificate shall, among other requirements, be based upon an inspection conducted by the commissioner of the nursery stock and the area where it is kept, stored or grown. The inspection certificate issued by the commissioner shall expire on September 30 and shall be renewable on or before October 1 for the succeeding fiscal year."