USDA Considers Change for Plants in Growing Media

Craig Regelbrugge April 17 2019

USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service has published a notice and request for comment regarding importation of plants established in growing media.  For context, foreign-grown plants in growing media (PIGM) are generally prohibited entry into the U.S. with the notable exception of Canada.  This is due to the fact that plants in growing media are inherently more difficult to inspect, and are considered to pose greater risk of introducing plant pests and diseases.

Over the years, APHIS has specifically approved for import in approv...

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