DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PESTICIDE AND PLANT PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
REGULATION NO. 612. YELLOW RED VIROSIS
(By authority of Act No. 72 of the Public Acts of 1945, being S286.251 et seq. of the
Michigan Compiled Laws)
R 285.612.1 Chokecherries declared public nuisance.
Rule 1. (1) In order to prevent the further introduction and spread of peach "X"
disease (yellow red virosis) a serious contagious virus disease of chokecherries (Prunus
virginiana) and peach and cherry trees, it is hereby necessary to order and declare
chokecherries (Prunus virginiana) to be a public nuisance. Planting, possessing, growing,
propagating, selling, or offering for sale plants, roots, or cuttings of chokecherries
within distances of 500 feet of peach or cherry orchards and 1,000 feet of peach or
cherry nursery stock is hereby prohibited, and any such plants now growing within
the said distances must be eradicated.
(2) Any roots, cuttings, or plants now planted or growing within the said distances
of peach or cherry orchards and peach or cherry nursery stock may be ordered
destroyed by the director of agriculture or his inspectors.
History: 1979 AC.