(505 ILCS 90/2)
(from Ch. 5, par. 62)
Words used in this Act shall be construed to import either the
plural or the singular, as the case demands. For the purposes of this Act,
the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean:
Compliance agreement - A written agreement between a person engaged in
growing, handling, or moving nursery stock, plants, and plant products, plant
insects, or any combination of those items and the Director, in which the
agrees to specified conditions, requirements, or both, in order to remain
compliant with the terms of a plant or plant-insect quarantine.
Devastating insect or plant disease - An insect or plant disease, for
a quarantine exists, that the Director determines could have a serious and
devastating effect on the nursery industry or environment.
Director - The Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture or
his or her authorized representative.
Department - The Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
Insect Pests - Insects, crustaceans, arachnids and vermes injurious to
plants, plant products, animals and man.
Plant Diseases - Fungi bacteria, nematodes, protozoans and
viruses injurious to
plants and plant products, and the pathological condition in plants and
plant products, caused by fungi bacteria, nematodes, protozoans and viruses.
Nursery Stock - All field-grown and native trees, Christmas trees, sod,
perennials, vines, cuttings, grafts, scions, buds, fruit-pits and other
seeds of fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs; also other plants and plant
products for, or capable of, propagation, excepting field, vegetable and
flower seeds, bedding plants, and other herbaceous plants, bulbs and roots.
Plants and Plant Products - Trees, shrubs, vines, forage and cereal
plants and all other plants; cuttings, grafts, scions, buds, and all other
parts of plants; and fruit, vegetables, roots, bulbs, seeds, wood, lumber,
and all other parts of plants and plant products.
Nursery - Any grounds or premises on or in which nursery stock is
propagated and grown or from which nursery stock is collected for sale, or
any grounds or premises on or in which nursery stock is being fumigated,
treated, packed or stored.
Nurseryman - Any person who owns, leases, manages, or is in charge of a
nursery, and who propagates nursery stock.
Nursery Dealer - Any person or landscaper not a grower of nursery
stock in this State, who buys, sells, ships, or distributes
nursery stock for commercial or monetary gain in the State of Illinois.
Landscaper - Any person who is engaged in development and decorative
planting of gardens and grounds for commercial or monetary gain and who
uses nursery stock in his
Person - Includes a corporation, company, society, association,
partnership, governmental agency and any individual or combination of
(Source: P.A. 91-713, eff. 6-2-00.)