Colorado Department of Agriculture is instituting new regulations for the importation of plant material into Colorado that will protect Colorado by reducing the introduction of Japanese Beetle into the state. These regulations will take effect on January 1, 2010. Links to the regulations, a presentation to Extension Horticulture Agents and Best Management Strategies for Control of Japanese Beetle are at the end of this post. These new regulations have no effect on what growers can ship out of Colorado. These regulations only affect plant material (which includes, among other items, soil, compost, manure, and grass sod) imported into Colorado from states east of Colorado. Any questions regarding these new regulations can be directed to Laura Pottorff, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Program Manager, 303-239-4153.
Best Management Strategies (PDF)
Presentation to Extension Horticulture Agents (PDF)
CDA Regulations effective 1.1.2010 (PDF)