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Subject 40-4-13 PHONY PEACH DISEASE QUARANTINE

Rule 40-4-13-.01 Disease

Phony Peach, a virus disease of peach and certain other stone fruits.

Rule 40-4-13-.02 Regulated Areas

(1) Alabama: Entire State.
(2) Florida: Entire State.
(3) Georgia: Entire State.
(4) Arkansas: County of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Columbia, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Hempstead, Howard, Jefferson, LaFayette, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Miller, Monroe, Nevada, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, St. Francis, Sevier, Union, and Woodruff.
(5) Louisiana: Entire State.
(6) Mississippi: Entire State.
(7) Missouri: County of Dunklin.
(8) North Carolina: Counties of Anson, Cumberland, Gaston, Hoke, Polk, and Rutherford.
(9) South Carolina: Counties of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Greenville, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, and York.
(10) Tennessee: Counties of Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Lake Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Weakley.
(11) Texas: Counties of Anderson, Bexar, Brazos, Camp, Cherokee, Freestone, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Rusk, San Augustine, Smith, and Upshur.

Rule 40-4-13-.03 Regulated Products

All peach, plum, apricot, nectarine and almond nursery stock.

Rule 40-4-13-.04 Removal of Areas From Regulations

When satisfactory evidence has been presented that no Phony Peach disease has been found for a period of three years in any county or state affected by this quarantine, said county or state shall be removed from these regulations.

Rule 40-4-13-.05 Conditions Governing Shipment

The sale and transportation by any means whatsoever of regulated products from any regulated area either into, or within, or from the State of Georgia is permitted only when there is securely attached to the outside of each shipment a valid nursery inspection certificate issued by an authorized official of the State of Origin and bearing the name and address of the consignor of the regulated articles contained therein.

Rule 40-4-13-.06 Shipment of Regulated Products for Scientific Purposes

(1) Regulations of this quarantine do not apply to shipments of regulated products to the United States Department of Agriculture or to other recognized institutions for scientific purposes except that a special permit must be secured for the entry into or movement within the State of Georgia, of such products.
(2) Shipments of regulated products moving into, within or from the State of Georgia without being accompanied by proper certificates or permits, shall be returned to the shipper or destroyed.
(3) Persons growing any of the regulated products mentioned in this quarantine must make applications to the Chief Entomologist, Agriculture Building, Capitol Square, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia, on or before August 15 of each year.

Rule 40-4-13-.07 Requirements for Certification

(1) Certificates or permits shall be issued only on the following conditions:
(a) that each nursery in the Phony Peach infected areas producing the regulated products shall apply to the State quarantine official for approval of the proposed nursery-growing site on or before August 15th of each year;
(b) selected nursery sites shall be at least 300 yards from wild or domesticated plum, one-half mile from phony infected commercial orchards, and one-half mile from urban areas;
(c) the one-half mile environs of the nursery site shall be inspected prior to October 1st and all phony trees found within such environs removed prior to November 1;
(d) all budding shall be restricted to the slip-bud method; and
(e) propagation of the regulated products by means of rooted cuttings is prohibited.

Rule 40-4-13-.08 Penalties

Under the provisions of the Entomology Act of 1937, approved by the Governor of Georgia, March 25, 1937, any person who shall violate any of the regulations of this order shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided by law.