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What Nurseries Need to Know About the Invasive Species Regulation? New Publication for Nursery Growers

A new publication for nursery growers has been released!  This publication, a joint venture between Purdue University and Indiana Department of Natural Resources, informs that nursery and landscape industry about new state regulations regarding invasive plants.  The rule goes into effect in two stages. As of April 18, 2019, it is illegal to introduce a plant species (from the list of 44) if it is not already in Indiana. Listed plant species already in trade will be restricted from sale one year later (April 2020). The one-year grace period is designed to reduce the economic impact on the nursery industry by allowing time to sell down existing stock and adjust production.

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