(1) As authorized by ORS 570.405, a control area is established in Morrow and Umatilla Counties against the production or handling of the perennial creeping type of annual bluegrass, Poa annua var. reptans, since such production or handling would pose a potential threat of contamination to currently established grass seed production in the area.
(2) Extent of Control Area: all of Morrow and Umatilla Counties.
(3) Commodities Covered: perennial creeping type annual bluegrass, Poa annua var. reptans, including any hybrids of the species.
(4) Prohibited Acts:
(a) All commodities covered in section (3) of this rule are prohibited from being planted, grown, cleaned, conditioned or handled in Morrow and Umatilla Counties.
(b) Any Poa annua var. reptans which is planted, grown, cleaned, conditioned or handled in Morrow or Umatilla Counties is subject to destruction as determined by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Such destruction shall be at the expense of the owner or owners or their responsible agent or agents.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 & ORS 570.405
Stats. Implemented: ORS 570.405
Hist.: AD 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-4-97