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Welcome to the Montana Department of Agriculture Nursery Program.

The Nursery Program oversees the import and export of nursery stock for the state of Montana to exclude invasive pests, as well as to maintain the quality of all nursery stock in the state.

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Attention Importers: 

All plant material brought into the state of Montana must follow quarantine regulations to exclude invasive pests, particularly Japanese Beetle. Please see our active quarantines here.

Montana Department of Agriculture Nursery/Quarantine Specialist Carson Thomas

Carson Thomas
Nursery Program Specialist
Phone: (406) 444-3428
Carson.Thomas@mt.gov
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


 

 


Montana Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Section Supervisor Layla Dunlap

Layla Dunlap
Natural Resource Section Supervisor

Phone: (406) 444-9066
Layla.Dunlap@mt.gov
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


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Nursery Program News

Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

To curtail the spread of COVID-19, nonessential businesses and operations will close March 28 - April 10, 2020

Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

On March 26, Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily close all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 and will be in effect through April 10, identifies essential businesses and operations related to food and agriculture, as included in the sections shown below:

Click to view the  the Governor’s Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020.

Documents to download

Ventenata Added to Montana Noxious Weed List

Learn to identify ventenata in the field

Ventenata Added to Montana Noxious Weed List

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture has updated its noxious weed list to include ventenata (Ventenata dubia). The Noxious Weed Listing Workgroup recommended adding ventenata to the Priority 2A list at its meeting on March 21, 2019. The amendment was adopted on June 21st, 2019. Priority 2A weeds are common in isolated areas in the State and require eradication or containment where less abundant. Management can be prioritized by the local weed districts.

USDA is Still Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Colombia, June 4-7

The application deadline is March 22, 2019

USDA is Still Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Colombia, June 4-7

Are you looking for a thriving market to grow your food and agricultural exports?

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a trade mission to Bogota, June 4-7, 2019, and learn how the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) is opening doors, creating new opportunities and helping U.S. ag exports flourish to record levels.