Plant Protection


Mission & Purpose 

The Plant Industry Section is the regulatory agency responsible for protecting Alabama's native and commercially grown plants from harmful pests and diseases. The Plant Industry Section is also responsible for protecting Alabama's apiary (beekeeping) industry. The Plant Industry Section is responsible for implementing a wide range of rules and regulations.

A key component of the Plant Industry Section mission is the early detection, control and/or eradication of harmful exotic plant pest and noxious weed introductions. In addition to state and local agencies, the Plant Industry Section works cooperatively with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, United States Department of Agriculture and the newly formed Department of Homeland Security to implement this component.




Forms & Documents

USFWS factsheet-American-ginseng  PDF653.72 KB27 Jun, 2014
Apiary Registration Application  PDF43.74 KB10 May, 2016
Ginseng_Collector_App  DOC42.50 KB01 Jul, 2014
Apiary Registration Application  PDF43.74 KB14 Apr, 2014
Nursery Dealer App  PDF40.38 KB23 Jan, 2017
Nursery Grower App  PDF61.56 KB23 Jan, 2017
Sweet Potato Application  DOCX39.01 KB23 Jan, 2017

Division Contacts

Plant Protection Division
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, AL 36107
Plant Protection Administrator

Christel Harden
(334) 240-7226

State Survey Coordinator
Brittaney Allen
(334) 240-7172

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