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About Us
Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Program Area
Mission Statement
Our mission is to:
  • exclude or control invasive insect pests and harmful plant diseases;
  • ensure that nursery stock and Christmas trees are free from quaratine pests and diseases;
  • provide growers with certification services;
  • fight the invasion and proliferation of noxious weeds;
  • protect threatened and endangered native plants.
Dr. Daniel J. Hilburn, Administrator
Annual Performance Measures

The Plant Program Area includes four sections: Insect Pest Prevention & Management, Native Plant Conservation, Noxious Weed Control, and Nursery & Christmas Tree. These programs protect Oregon's agricultural industries and natural environment from harmful plant pests, diseases and noxious weeds; enhance the value and marketability of exported nursery stock, Christmas trees, seeds and other agricultural products; and further the conservation of threatened and endangered plants.