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Assist and cooperate with USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ) Unit regarding: export certification of plants and plant products, issuing federal and state phytosanitary certificates, processing permits for the interstate movement of plant pests, inspections of fields and facilities for agricultural biotechnology permits, post-entry quarantine inspections, processing permits for the interstate movement of soil, and enforcement of federal and state plant and pest quarantines (Title 3 Chapter 11 – Plant Pests Law).
Survey and monitor insect and plant disease pests that threaten Delaware’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry resources and control plant pests as necessary (Title 3 Chapter 11 – Plant Pests Law). Plant Industries personnel also cooperate with DDA Forest Service personnel on the Forest Health Monitoring and Cooperative Forest Health Protection programs.