Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to
comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed
by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.
Quarantine of Entire State of Iowa for Pine Shoot Beetle (PSB) (Tomicus piniperda) - United States
Date posted: 09/19/2006
Contact: For more details on the Federal PSB regulatory program contact Staff Officer Weyman Fussell at (301) 734-5705. For information on regulatory requirements for movement of articles out of Iowa, please contact the APHIS’ State Plant Health Director Robert Meinders at (515) 285-7044.
September 18, 2006-This official pest report provides notification that the USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service is quarantining all counties of Iowa for the pine shoot beetle (Tomicus piniperda). This follows the declaration by the state of Iowa that it will not be implementing an intrastate quarantine for pine shoot beetle in response to detections in Dubuque and Scott Counties. The US Code of Federal regulations (7CFR 301.50-3(a)) allows the quarantine of less than an entire state only when the state enforces an intrastate quarantine that matches the Federal regulations, therefore the interstate quarantine action is effective immediately.