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Hood River Control Area: Insect Pests and Diseases in Fruit Trees
Hood River County: Control and Eradication of Insects and Diseases in Pear, Quince, Apple, Peach, and Apricot Trees and Orchards
603-052-0260

Hood River Control Area: Insect Pests and Diseases in Fruit Trees

A control area as authorized by ORS 570.405 to 570.415 is hereby created for the control of insects, pests and diseases related to, but not limited to, Apple scab, Pseudomonas blight, Coryneum blight, Fire blight, Codling Moth, Pear psylla, San Jose scale, Peach leaf curl, Twig borer, Shot hole borer, Apple Maggot and Oriental fruit moth within the boundaries of Hood River County, Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 570
Stats. Implemented: ORS 561.190, ORS 561.510 - ORS 561.600, ORS 570.305, ORS 570.405 & ORS 570.410 - ORS 570.415
Hist.: AD 818(6-66), f. 4-12-66, ef. 4-27-66; AD 874(5-68), f. 4-1-68, ef. 4-15-68; AD 14-1981, f. 7-24-81, ef. 8-7-81

603-052-0265
Definitions


As used in OAR 603-052-0260 to 603-052-0280, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) “Disease Organisms” means the diseases Pseudomonas blight (Pseudomonas syringae), Coryneum blight (Coryneum carpophilum), Peach leaf curl (Taphrina deformans), Fire blight (Erwinia amylovora), and Apple scab (Venturia inaequalis).
(2) “Host Plant” or “Host Tree” means Pear (Pyrus spp.), Quince (Cydonia spp.). Apple (Malus spp.), Peach (Prunus spp.), and Apricot (Prunus spp.), Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), and may include other rosaceous hosts of Apple Maggot as deemed necessary by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
(3) “Insect” means Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)(Linnaeus), Oriental Fruit Moth (Grapholitha molesta)(Busck), Pear psylla (Psylla pyricola)(Foerster), San Jose Scale
(Diaspidiotus perniciosus)(Comstock), Shot Hole Borer (Scolytus rugulosus)(Müller), Apple Maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella)(Walsh) and Peach Twig Borer (Anarsia lineatella Zeller).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & 570
Stats. Implemented: ORS 561.190, 561.510 –561.600, 570.305, 570.405 & 570.410 –570.415
Hist.: AD 818(6-66), f. 4-12-66, ef. 4-27-66; AD 874(5-68), f. 4-1-68, ef. 4-15-68; AD 1106(27-76), f. & ef. 9-15-76; AD 14-1981, f. 7-24-81, ef. 8-7-81; DOA 16-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-11-08; DOA 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-09; DOA 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-11

603-052-0270
Intent and Purpose


It is the intent and purpose of OAR 603-052-0260 to 603-052-0290 of this order, in part and not limited to, to prevent the build-up and the spread of injurious plant and tree pests from tree to tree and orchard to orchard; particularly from areas not properly treated, or from areas untreated or abandoned, to commercial or semi-commercial trees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 570
Stats. Implemented: ORS 561.190, ORS 561.510 - ORS 561.600, ORS 570.305, ORS 570.405 & ORS 570.410 - ORS 570.415
Hist.: AD 818(6-66), f. 4-12-66, ef. 4-27-66; AD 874(5-68), f. 4-1-68, ef. 4-15-68

603-052-0275
Control by Spraying


(1) All host plants and host trees including, but not limited to, those in commercial orchards and those on residential, public, and abandoned property within the control area shall be sprayed by the owner or person in possession thereof by using the agricultural chemicals or pesticide formulations, at the rate, at the times, and in the manner recommended by Oregon State University (whether by its own publications, approval of other publications, or otherwise).
(2) In order to determine whether the Apple Maggot has infested any of the control area, and to determine the emergence dates of the adult Apple Maggot in the control area the Department or its contractor may annually inspect any of the areas described in section (1) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 570
Stats. Implemented: ORS 561.190, ORS 561.510 - ORS 561.600, ORS 570.305, ORS 570.405 & ORS 570.410 - ORS 570.415
Hist.: AD 818(6-66), f. 4-12-66, ef. 4-27-66; AD 874(5-68), f. 4-1-68, ef. 4-15-68; AD 1106(27-76), f. & ef. 9-15-76; AD 14-1981, f. 7-24-81, ef. 8-7-81

603-052-0280
Inspection and Control Procedures


(1) In order to determine whether the provisions of OAR 603-052-0275 have been complied with by the persons obligated to do so, the Department may inspect any field, orchard, residential property, public property, or abandoned property within the control area. If such person has been found to have failed, neglected, or refused to comply with the provisions of such section, the Department may, by written order delivered or mailed to the owner or person in possession, direct that the host plants or host trees be removed and destroyed in accordance with the provisions of section (2) of this rule.
(2) The only approved method for removal and destruction of host plants or host trees is as follows:
(a) Digging out of the trees or plants and their complete root structures; or
(b) Cutting down the trees or plants and thereafter treating the remaining stump and root systems thereof with an effective chemical to prevent their regrowth or resprouting.
(3) If within five days after the issuance of the order described in section (1) of this rule it is determined that said order has not been complied with, such failure to comply shall be deemed to be a violation of ORS 570.410 and so subject the person to whom the order was directed to the penalty provisions of ORS 570.990.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 570
Stats. Implemented: ORS 561.190, ORS 561.510 - ORS 561.600, ORS 570.305, ORS 570.405 & ORS 570.410 - ORS 570.415
Hist.: AD 818(6-66), f. 4-12-66, ef. 4-27-66; AD 874(5-68), f. 4-1-68, ef. 4-15-68; AD 1106(27-76), f. & ef. 9-15-76