Plant Quality Programs

The purpose of the Plant Quality Programs is to protect consumers and the plant industry by regulating agricultural products through nursery/floral licensing, phytosanitary inspection of plant products, quarantine enforcement and pest monitoring. These programs facilitate plant commerce through phytosanitary certification of commodities to other states and countries in cooperation with their agricultural agencies, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine.