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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Plant Health

Plant Health Division - Plant Pest Control

Ohio Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Health
Plant Pest Control Section
8995 E. Main St
Reynoldsburg,OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400

The Plant Pest Control Section certifies Ohio's nursery stock producers and dealers by performing inspections to help ensure their proper labeling, viability and freedom from pests and diseases. These inspections increase the likelihood of consumers receiving pest-free plants and helps prevent the introduction of new pests. The section helps facilitate commerce by assisting shippers of plant based commodities with the various federal and state quarantines that restrict the movement of articles capable of harboring targeted pests. Plant Pest Control provides inspections and phytosanitary certificates for shipments of grain, seed, logs, lumber, greenhouse plants, and other plant based commodities destined for other states or countries. Our inspectors and surveyors also play a role in protecting our forest resources, environment and food supply by performing exotic invasive pest surveys to detect any new infestations through our Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, Gypsy Moth, CAPS, and Apiary programs.

Invasive Plant Regulation
  1. Invasive Plants
Nursery and Dealer Inspection and Certification

NURSERY LICENSE - Application for Nursery Inspection for growers of nursery stock
DEALER CERTIFICATE - Application for retail stores, garden centers, landscapers, etc.
Find a Licensed Nursery or Dealer near you by selecting one of the two links below.
  •  To report a problem email the Plant Pest Control Section: plantpest@agri.ohio.gov
     •  Licensed Dealers
     •  Licensed Nurseries

Quarantine Information - (For more complete information contact you local inspector)
  •  Gypsy Moth
  •  Emerald Ash Borer
  •  Pine Shoot Beetle
  •  Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  •  European Black Currant/White Pine Blister Rust
  •  Barberry/Black Stem Rust

Exotic Invasive Species

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Emerald Ash Borer

Thousand Canker of Walnut Disease

Giant Hogweed

Gypsy Moth

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean Rust

Sudden Oak Death

Viburnum Leaf Beetle