Entomology & Nursery Industries


  • Entomology and Nursery Industries
    • Nursery Licensing
    • Apiary Registration
    • Plant Pest Quarantine and Eradication Programs
    • Phytosanitary Certificates
    • New Invasive Economic Plant Pest Surveys
    • Hemp Production Licensing

The Entomology and Nursery Industries Section handles licensing nurseries, registering apiaries, administering plant pest quarantines and eradication programs. It also handles inspecting commodities and issuing phytosanitary certificates, and conducting surveys for new invasive economic plant pests. Hemp production licensing is handled by the Section as well.

Asian Giant Hornet not present in New Mexico

Questions? Call 575-646-3207

PECAN WEEVIL INTERIOR QUARANTINE

Pecan weevil larva can be found in the shells of pecans.

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Pecan Weevil is considered the most significant insect pest of pecan producers. Previous periodic introductions of pecan weevil into New Mexico have triggered grower specific quarantines and eradication procedures. Pecan weevil was recently confirmed in approximately 200 residential pecan trees in several eastern New Mexico pecan growing counties and several commercial pecan orchards. This recent widespread establishment of pecan weevil in eastern New Mexico’s residential areas has dictated a more comprehensive approach to maintaining New Mexico’s pecan weevil-free status. The Pecan Weevil Interior Quarantine restricts the transportation of pecan weevil from quarantine areas to non-quarantined areas by establishing quarantine areas, restrictions and treatment options on regulated articles, disposition protocol, and fees.

Questions? Contact New Mexico Department of Agriculture at 575-646-3007 or email blewis@nmda.nmsu.edu