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Licensing & Inspection
Nursery stock is defined as:
Licenses are issued annually and need to be renewed each January. Renewal license applications are mailed to current licensees at the end of November.
Nursery License Application [PDF]
Businesses selling plants are subject to inspection. Most businesses are inspected annually, but inspections may be conducted more or less frequently.
Inspections are conducted because plant pests can easily be moved from one area to another on plants. Inspecting plants for sale helps prevent the spread of these pests and helps to ensure the sale of healthy plant material.
When inspecting, horticulture staff surveys the growing area for:
The inspector fills out an inspection report and reviews the report with the owner or grower to address and discuss any areas of concern and answer questions.
Sample Inspection Report [PDF]
Staff is available at any time to assist growers with anything from identifying and controlling a pest to help understanding a regulation. The horticulture staff has a broad knowledge base and is happy to share that knowledge to help growers improve their operations.
Contact the horticulture staff with any questions regarding nursery licensing by calling (207)287-3891 or email Horticulture.
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