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.


News & Announcements

» Emergency Chapter 80-10-20 Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine E-mail addresses for members of Plant Protection:

Department head - Christel Harden
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Survey coordinator/CAPS - Brittaney Allen
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Nursery Dealers/Nursery Grower/Sweet Potatoes - Amanda Kinney
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Apiary/Ginseng - Daniele Sisk
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Nursery Grower

Nursery Dealer

Ginseng Collector

Ginseng Dealer

Apiary Registration

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