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Within Plant Certification reside the nursery, greenhouse and plant dealer certification programs. Tennessee Department of Agriculture plant inspectors work with industries to ensure the continued movement of healthy, pest-free plant material in interstate and international trade and monitor the phytosanitary condition of plant material coming into the state.

Some of the pests of major concern include gypsy moths, imported fire ants, Japanese beetles and boll weevils which threaten Tennessee's forests, nurseries and major crops.

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Bare Forests in Summer - A primer about Tennessee and the gypsy moth.