This program provides licenses for the sales and distribution of nursery products as part of efforts to maintain the quality of all nursery stock grown in Montana, imported to, or exported from Montana.
The Nursery Program provides statewide regulatory services to the public and agricultural industries. To ensure quality nursery stock and provide protection for Montana's nursery industry and consumers, the program inspects and samples nursery stock at the following locations:
All plant material available for sale must be properly labeled, listing the scientific or common name. The program also collects plant samples from various nursery stock growing locations and retail sites to provide information for national surveys. A working relationship with the USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine seeks to prevent new pest introductions and the movement of plant pests from foreign countries.
Licenses are required for any person or business that sells or distributes nursery stock in Montana, including out of state businesses and individuals. Currently license fees are decided by a tiered system:
The definition of nursery stock can be found in MCA 80-7-1 which is available in the links below.
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-9430
Fax: (406) 444-9466
Published: April 1, 2011 3:07:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: July 29, 2013 4:19:54 PM MDT