The Division of Plant Industry is responsible for maintaining plant health by detecting and preventing the spread of diseases and harmful invasive species, promoting integrated pest management, regulating the sale of seed and fertilizers, and ensuring the health of honey bees. The Division conducts inspections of nurseries, orchards, greenhouses, saw mills, apiaries and transportation pathways to identify threats to the plant industry in New York State and has the authority to establish quarantine areas when warranted.
Below are links to information regarding the Division's programs:
Summary of Division of Plant Industry Activities for Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Current Quarantines - The Division is currently responsible for four major quarantine programs. Two of these - Asian Longhorned Beetle and Plum Pox Virus - are also eradication programs and involve significant efforts in partnership with various state and federal agencies, municipalities and industry.