Plant Protection and Weed Control

Purple and yellow chrysanthemums  Plant Protection and Weed Control staff work to ensure the health of
 the state’s native and cultivated plants by excluding or controlling
 destructive pests, diseases and weeds. Staff examine and analyze
 pest conditions in crop fields, rangelands, greenhouses and
 nurseries. Action taken to control potential infestations of new pests,
 whether they are insects, plants diseases or weeds, is beneficial to
 the economy and the environment.

 Our mission is to: 

  • Exclude or control harmful insects, plant diseases and weeds;
  • Ensure Kansas plants and plant products entering commerce are free from quarantine pests;
  • Provide customers with inspection and certification services.

Here is where you will find the statutes, regulations, quarantines and our contact information. There is also a comment form that you can fill out and submit to us. This page also will have any events we will be at except for emerald ash borer meetings. Those will be on the emerald ash borer page.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I start a greenhouse/nursery/live plant dealer business?

  • What do I need to do to sell firewood?

  • How do I set up a PCIT account to apply for an export certificate?

  • How do I sell/buy weed free forage?

  • What is needed to move used agriculture equipment to California?

  • What do I need to import an insect or plant disease in Kansas?

  • What do I need to do to move walnut into Kansas?

  • How do I contact my local weed director?

  • How do I contact my local extension agent?

  • How do I report a noxious weed?

  • What do I need to do to move hay through Kansas?

  • What do I need to do to export honeybees?

  • How do I contact the Kansas Forest Service?

Upcoming Events

*Emerald ash borer meetings are on the emerald ash borer page*
 

Statutes, Regulations and Quarantines

  • Plant Pest and Agriculture Commodity Certification Act

  • Kansas Pest Freedom Standards

  • Kansas Tree and Shrubbery Law

  • Kansas Noxious Weed Law and Regulations

  • Black Stem Rust Law

  • Federal Noxious Weed Quarantine

  • Karnal Bunt Quarantine

  • Grecian Foxglove Quarantine

  • Purple Loosestrife Quarantine

  • Tamarix (Salt Cedar) Quarantine

  • Thousand Canker Disease of Walnut Quarantine

  • Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine - Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte County

Plant Protection and Weed Control Program Staff

2013 Staff

Topeka Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, except for major holidays.

If you would like to submit a comment through our web form please do so at:

Comments and Complaints