Import Requirement 38A - (Treatment of Nursery Stock)


Prior to import, a “Notice of Intention to Import Plants or Plant Products into Tasmania” must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania.

 

38A   Treatment of Nursery Stock

 

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any nursery stock except in accordance with the following:

 

I.         NURSERY STOCK MUST NOT:

(a)      be bearing fruit (hard, green immature fruit less than 1 cm is acceptable); or

(b)      have soil attached; or

(c)       be in pots of more than 50L in size; or

(d)      be in potting medium that includes soil; or

(e)      be in pots, other containers or packaging that is not new and in clean condition.

 

II.       PLANTS IN POTTING MEDIUM:

(a)      The potting medium has been treated:

(i)       with Bifenthrin 2g/kg granules at 16 to 61g/10L potting medium (permit 9796), or in accordance with APVMA permits 13916 or 13959, within 60 days of export; or

(ii)      with Chlorpyrifos 100g/kg granules at 750 g/m3  potting mix (SuSCon Green® label), or in accordance with APVMA permit 14256, within 180 days of export; or

(iii)     within 10 days of export to Tasmania, with:

·                full immersion or drenching of the container and root ball using a product containing 80g/L bifenthrin as its only active constituent at a mixture rate of 25ml/100L (permit 10043), with a commercial wetting agent; or

·                full immersion or drenching of container and root ball using a product containing 500g/L chlorpyrifos as its only active constituent at a mixture rate of 40ml/100L (permit 13504) with a commercial wetting agent; or

·                drenching with cyfluthrin in accordance with APVMA permit 12073;

and

(iv)     Propamocarb at label recommendations; or

(v)      Etridiazole 150 g/kg /Thiothante-methyl 250g/kg at label rate for potted plants; or

(vi)     Etridiazole 350g/kg at label rate for potted plants;

AND

(b)      The above ground plant parts have been treated within 10 days of export to Tasmania with:

(i)       Imidacloprid 200g/L at 25ml/100L at label rate (permit 9795); or

(ii)      Acetamiprid 225g/L at 22ml/100L at label rate;

and

(iii)     Bifenthrin 80g/L emulsifiable concentrate at 6ml/10L (permit 9795); or

(iv)     Bifenthrin 100g/L emulsifiable concentrate at 5ml/10L (permit 9795); or

(v)      Bifenthrin 250g/L emulsifiable concentrate at 2ml/10L (permit 9795)

and

(vi)     Mancozeb 800g/kg or 750g/kg, at 15g/10L or 18g/10L, respectively (permit 9795); or

(vii)    Chlorothalonil (500g/kg at 20ml/10L at label rate (permit 9795)), or any other Group 28, 92, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M9 fungicide at label rate.

 

III.    BULBS, CORMS, RHIZOMES AND ROOT MATERIAL FREE FROM POTTING MEDIA

All parts have been treated within 10 days before export to Tasmania with:

(a)      Mancozeb 800g/kg or 750g/kg, at 15g/10L or 18g/10L, respectively (permit 9795); or

(b)      Chlorothalonil (500g/kg at 20ml/10L at label rate (permit 9795)), or any other Group 28, 92, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M9 fungicide at label rate.

 

IV.      BARE ROOTED PLANTS OR CUTTINGS, WITH LEAVES

The above ground plant parts have been treated within 10 days before export to Tasmania with:

(a)      Imidacloprid 200g/L at 25ml/100L at label rate (permit 9795); or

(b)      Acetamiprid 225g/L at 22ml/100L;

AND

(c)       Mancozeb 800g/kg or 750g/kg, at 15g/10L or 18g/10L, respectively (permit 9795); or

(d)      Chlorothalonil (500g/kg at 20ml/10L at label rate (permit 9795)), or any other Group 28, 92, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M9 fungicide at label rate.

 

V.        BARE ROOTED PLANTS OR CUTTINGS, WITHOUT LEAVES

The above ground plant parts have been treated at label recommendations within 10 days before export to Tasmania with:

(a)      Mancozeb 800g/kg or 750g/kg, at 15g/10L or 18g/10L, respectively (permit 9795); or

(b)      Chlorothalonil (500g/kg at 20ml/10L at label rate (permit 9795)), or any other Group 28, 92, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M9 fungicide at label rate.

 

VI.      SECURE TRANSPORT

All nursery stock must be held in a designated and secure treatment area post-treatment before being securely packaged in a way that prevents pest contamination during transport to Tasmania. Secure packaging may include new, clean packaging such as shrink wrapping or containment in a truck or container compartment. Nursery stock treated under this Import Requirement must not come in contact with untreated nursery stock or other prescribed matter after treatment or during transport to Tasmania.


Annex 1 (IR 38): Relation of Current Tasmanian Plant Regulations to IR 38A - Nursery Stock

Tasmanian Regulation

Subject

Relation to IR 38

Notices

 

 

S 67 restriction on importation of Myrtaceae

Importation ban for myrtle rust covering myrtaceous plants, cut flowers, foliage and stems

Compliance with IR 38 does not override importation ban

Import Requirements

 

 

Import Requirements 1 -8A

Fruit fly host produce, fruit and fruiting vegetables only

None

Import Requirement 9

Potatoes in respect of 3 pests, including tissue culture and mini-tubers

None

Import Requirement 10

Hosts and vectors of grape phylloxera, including  Vitis cuttings

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 10

Import Requirement 11

Hosts and vectors of onion smut and Iris Yellow Spot Tospovirus, including Allium bulbs and seedlings for planting

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 11

Import Requirement 12

Hosts and vectors of pea weevil

None

Import Requirement 13

Hosts of boil smut: REVOKED

None

Import Requirement 14

Hosts of Chrysanthemum white rust: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 15

Vectors of Red Imported Fire Ant, including potted nursery stock from Queensland

In regard to granular, drench and dip insecticidal treatments, IR 38 Clause II (a) is the same as IR 15 Clause I (b)(i)

Import Requirement 16

Hosts of San Jose Scale: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 17

Hosts of Tobacco blue mould: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 18

Hosts of fire blight, including various plants

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 18

Import Requirement 19

Hosts of Western Flower Thrips: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 20

Hosts of melon thrips: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 21

Seed of pyrethrum: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 22

Hosts and vectors of lupin anthracnose, including lupin plants

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate need to comply with IR 22

Import Requirement 23

Hosts of spiralling whitefly: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 24

Hosts of Ash Whitefly: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 25

Vectors of green snail, including nursery stock from WA: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 26

Argentine Ant: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 27

Hosts and vectors of chickpea blight, including chickpea plants

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 27

Import Requirement 28

Hosts and vectors of blueberry rust including Vaccinium and other host plants

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 28

Import Requirement 29

Plants and bulbs of all species from areas in Victoria where potato cyst nematode occurs

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 29.

Import Requirement 30

Weeds, pests and diseases of animal feed

None

Import Requirement 31

Hosts and vectors of Citrus Canker

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 31

Import Requirement 32

Freedom from genetically modified material - canola seed and grain

None

Import Requirement 33

Hosts of Silverleaf Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Gennadius) and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV)

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 33

Import Requirement 34

Hosts of Impatiens Downy Mildew: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 35

Hosts of pepper anthracnose: REVOKED

N/A

Import Requirement 36

Seeds for sowing

None

Import Requirement 37

Soil and plant samples for analysis

None

Import Requirement 39

Agricultural Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles (New and Used)

None

Import Requirement 40

European House Borer - Vectors

None

Import Requirement 41

Fruit Fly Host Produce – Splitting and Reconsigning

None

Import Requirement 42

Fruit Fly Host Produce – Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Table Grapes

None

Import Requirement 43

Fruit Fly Host Produce - Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Stone Fruit, Pome Fruit, Persimmons and Blueberries

None

Import Requirement 44

Fruit Fly Host Produce – Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies and Eggplants

None

Import Requirement 45

Fruit Fly & Grape Phylloxera Host Produce – Repacking and Composite Lots

None

Import Requirement 46

Tomato Potato Psyllid – Hosts and Vectors

Compliance with IR 38 does not negate the need to comply with IR 46

Note: N/A = Not Applicable

Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate or a Plant Health Assurance Certificate.

·       Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-29 (Treatment of Nursery Stock and Soil-less Media) satisfy Import Requirement 38A. 



For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Blueberry Rust (BR) - Invasive Species
Citrus Canker (CC)
Declared Weeds (DW)
Grape Phylloxera (GP)
Lupin Anthracnose (LA)
Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF)
Myrtle Rust (MR)
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN)
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF)
Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA)

Import Requirement

ICA-29: Treatment of Nursery Stock and Soil-less Media