California Plant Quarantine Manual

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This is the online version of the Plant Quarantine Manual (PQM), prepared by the Pest Exclusion Branch of CDFA's Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division. The documents are available as plain text (HTML) or PDF files.


The full text of the PQM is posted to this site for viewing, and summarizes current federal, state and county regulations and restrictions that apply to plant material entering California and its counties. The quarantine regulatory information posted on this site is identical to that contained in the printed version of the manual, and either can be utilized for reference.

You are encouraged to bookmark this location and check back periodically for new features added to this site. We welcome your comments or questions about the PQM or California plant quarantine regulations in general. They may be directed to us via phone at (916) 654-0312 , or e-mail to the Pest Exclusion Branch.