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)     (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 100g/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. 


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

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Import Requirement

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

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