When Wisconsin plants and plant products are shipped to another state or country, the destination location may require that the plants or plant products be inspected and certified that they are free of insects or diseases.
The paperwork that accompanies the plants or plant products is called a phytosanitary certificate or in some cases, a plant health certificate.
Shipping Houseplants (General Public) If you are moving your household to another state or country, the state agriculture department will, for a fee, inspect plants and plant products to certify that the plants are free of insects and diseases.
All Other Plant Shipments (Businesses) Plants and plant products include items such as Christmas trees, landscape trees, shrubs, nursery stock, seed, grain, grain products, lumber, veneer, tissue culture plantlets, potatoes and seed potatoes.
Seed Field Inspections
We inspect fields from which seed will be harvested and exported out of the country. Oftentimes, foreign countries will require an official growing season inspection before they will allow the import of seed. If you are planning on exporting seed and would like to participate in our seed field inspection program, please complete the top of the inspection request form below. Submit completed seed field inspection request forms by June 15th
. Inspection requests received after June 15th
will be conducted if possible. Email the completed form to our staff at Ellen.email@example.com
or print the completed form and mail it to the following address:
WDATCP- Seed Field Inspection Program
PO BOX 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Seed Inspection Form - 1 page Word document
If you have questions or concerns call us at 608-224-4576.