TAG: invasive plants

Government Affairs: Northeastern states ratchet up their regulation of invasive plants

March 1, 2016By

Two recent actions by Pennsylvania and Maryland are tightening controls on invasive plants in those states. Five other states in the Northeastern U.S. have laws and regulations that ban certain plant species that have been deemed invasive: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Maryland The Maryland Department of Agriculture published a regulation on February 5 (see page 284)... read more

The invasion of the plant regulators

January 6, 2014By

The issue of government regulation of invasive plants has been relatively quiet for the past several years. But recent developments are placing invasive species regulations back on the forefront of our industry. Thus, the issue is resurging. Connecticut: To regulate species or cultivars? A decade ago, Connecticut became one of the first states to regulate plants determined to be invasive.... read more