DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PESTICIDE AND PLANT PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
REGULATION NO. 601. RASPBERRY INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION
(By authority of Act No. 189 of the Public Acts of 1931, being S286.201 et seq. of the
Michigan Compiled Laws)
R 285.601.1 Raspberry plant inspection and certification.
Rule 1. (1) For intrastate movement: Orange rust and all diseases of the virus type are
designated injurious systemic diseases, and the presence of any of them constitutes "infection"
within the meaning of this rule. Raspberry inspection certificates showing that raspberry
plants have been inspected twice during the previous growing season will be issued only:
(a) After plantings have been inspected and rogued twice during the previous summer with
an interval of at least 30 days between inspections and not more than 2% of the plants have
been found infected on the first inspection and not more than 1% on second inspection. Each
block of plants will be considered separately in
(b) When all visibly infected plants have been eradicated and removed from the plantation
at once by the owner to the satisfaction of the inspector.
(c) When each bundle, bale, box, or carload lot shall have attached to it a copy of a special
certificate issued by the commissioner of agriculture which will show that the plants in the
bundle, bale, box, or carload lot have been inspected and conform to the requirements of
this rule. The department of agriculture reserves the right to return to the point of origin any
raspberry plants apprehended in the state of Michigan without such a certificate.
(d) In order to control and eradicate above mentioned diseases and others affecting the
raspberry, it is desirable that insofar as possible all raspberry plantations, regardless of the
extent of area or whether or not the plants are to be sold, shipped, or transported, should
have 2 inspections each season. The cooperation of all nurserymen and fruit growers is
(e) Whenever infected plants are known to exist, they shall be promptly destroyed without
awaiting visit of the inspector. Raspberry plantations which have become unprofitable, owing
to the presence of these or other diseases, neglect, or other causes, shall be promptly and
carefully destroyed for the protection of the owner and his neighbors.
(2) For interstate movement: It has been determined by the department of agriculture that
injurious systemic diseases of raspberry plants existing in other states constitute dangerous
plant disease infections with reference to which the secretary of agriculture of the United
States has not established a federal quarantine; therefore, under the authority conferred by