Bureau of Plant Industry


The Bureau of Plant Industry protects Wisconsin's agricultural and horticultural interests by overseeing and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations involving plant pests, honeybees, nursery plants, Christmas trees, firewood and seed. Th​e Bureau carries out control or eradication programs designed to prevent the spread of harmful pests. These programs include inspection, certification, quarantine and survey activities. 

The Bureau also facilitates interstate and international commerce of agricultural products and commodities by certifying plant health and the pest-free status of Wisconsin exports. It maintains coope​rative agreements with the USDA Animal and Pla​nt Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), the USDA Forest Service, and other state and federal agencies.