(505 ILCS 90/5)
(from Ch. 5, par. 65)
shall inspect at least once each year all nurseries
in the State of Illinois as to whether they are infested with
insect pests or infected with plant diseases.
The Department has authority to collect specimens of plant material in order
to make cultures and positive identifications of plant pests.
The Department also has
authority to inspect nursery stock which is stored in cellars, heeling in
grounds or warehouses, to ascertain whether it is infested with
insect pests or plant diseases. If, upon the inspection of any nursery,
it appears that such nursery and its premises are not
infected or infested with insect pests and plant diseases, the
shall issue to the nursery a certificate of
The certificate of inspection shall be valid until
December 31 of
the following year.
This certificate must be prominently displayed in the main office of
The provisions of this Section do not apply to florists' greenhouse
plants nor to flowers or cuttings commonly known as greenhouse stock.
It is unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale, or to remove or
ship from a nursery or other premises, any nursery stock until such stock
has been officially inspected and a certificate or permit covering it has
been granted by the Department, except that nursery stock
may be shipped to the Department without such inspection and
(Source: P.A. 85-324.)