Animal & Plant Health Protection
Nursery Certification Program
Because of the importance of the plant industry to the welfare and economy of the state of
Nebraska and the damage which can result from the uncontrolled proliferation of plant pests,
there is a need to impose standards and restrictions on the movement and care of plants within
the state. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture shall be charged with administering and
enforcing such standards and restrictions through the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act.
Nursery stock distributors will need to be licensed either as a dealer, grower, or broker.
is defined as all field-grown or container-grown perennial plants,
including, but not limited to, vegetative or propagative parts or perennial plants dug from the
wild, so labeled, and distributed, and excluding, among other things, greenhouse plants grown
for indoor use, annual plants, biennial plants, florist stock, cut flowers, sod, turf, onions, or
potatoes, or seeds of any such plant.
is defined as any person who does not grow nursery stock in Nebraska but
is involved in:
- The acquisition and further distribution of nursery stock;
- The utilization of nursery stock for landscaping or purchase of nursery stock for other
- The distribution of nursery stock with a mechanical digger, commonly known as a tree
spade, or by any other means.
is defined as any person growing and distributing nursery stock or actively
involved in the management or supervision of a nursery.
is defined as any person who solicits or takes orders for or sells nursery
stock in the state other than a grower, dealer, person employed by and while acting as an
employee of a grower licensed in this state or a dealer licensed in this state, or person employed
by and while acting as an employee of a person meeting the requirements of subsection (1) of
Please choose from the following selections:
Federal and State Quarantines
Licensed Nebraska Nursery Dealers - 2013
Licensed Nebraska Nursery Growers - 2012/2013
of Nursery Stock
Spade Operators Care of Stock
Pine Moth Policy
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