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Protecting Montana Agriculture from Invasive Pests


The department administers and enforces several plant pest quarantines that affect interstate and international movement of agricultural commodities, as well as weed quarantines to prevent the spread of invasive species. These quarantines were adopted to prevent the introduction of pests that are not established in Montana and to protect Montana agricultural commodities and native plant species.


State Quarantines

European pine shoot moth (PDF)

Japanese beetle - exterior (PDF)

Japanese beetle - interior (PDF)

Late blight (PDF)


Federal Quarantines

Black stem rust control

Other Federal Quarantines


Additional Information

Quarantine related permits

Seed potato disease control

State laws related to quarantines





Ian Foley

Pest Management Program Manager
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-9454
E-mail: ifoley@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466


Published: Wed Oct 12 14:34:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Mon Aug 22 14:58:00 MDT 2016