Nursery Certification Program


Because of the importance of the plant industry to the welfare and economy of the state of Nebraska and the damage which can result from the uncontrolled proliferation of plant pests, there is a need to impose standards and restrictions on the movement and care of plants within the state. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture shall be charged with administering and enforcing such standards and restrictions through the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act.

A Nursery Stock Distributor License is required for anyone distributing nursery stock in the state.

Nursery stock shall mean all botanically classified hardy perennial or biennial plants, trees, shrubs, and vines, either domesticated or wild, cuttings, grafts, scions, buds, bulbs, rhizomes, or roots thereof, and such plants and plant parts for, or capable of, propagation, excluding plants grown for indoor use, annual plants, florist stock, cut flowers, sod, turf, onions, potatoes, or seeds of any such plant.

Please choose from the following selections:

Application for a Nursery Stock Distributor License
Federal and State Quarantines
Nursery Stock Distributor List - Alphabetical by City (Updated May 10, 2024)
Nursery Stock Distributor List - Alphabetical by Firm Name (Updated May 10, 2024)
Proper Care of Nursery Stock
Tree Spade Operators Care of Stock
Zimmerman Pine Moth Policy