|(a) Citrus plants being grown in a certified citrus
nursery must be labeled, meeting the following labeling requirements.
(1) A tag, sign or other identifier shall be placed
at the beginning and end of each lot or row, as applicable, of certified
citrus nursery trees during production which clearly identifies the
variety and source tree identification number.
(2) If a row contains trees propagated from more than
one source tree, the different selections shall be clearly separated
and identified at the beginning and end of each lot or series of trees
showing the variety and source tree identification number.
(3) If trees are grown in containers, each container
or group of container-grown trees shall be identified with the variety
and source tree identification number and separated from other trees
in the nursery to avoid mixing nursery trees originating from different
(4) In lieu of identification tags during production,
a nursery may develop an identification plan, as approved by the department
that defines procedures and methods used to identify the certified
citrus nursery stock under production at the location. Identification
tags, as provided in this section, will be required once the certified
citrus nursery stock is sold or distributed.
(b) In addition to labeling requirements at §21.8
of this title (relating to Labeling Requirements and Non-Rebuttable
Presumption), each citrus plant offered for sale or distribution shall
have attached to the article, or to the container in which the article
is planted, a waterproof tag or label upon which is legibly printed
in permanent lettering the words "Certified Citrus Nursery Stock,"
the date of propagation, the date the tree was last treated with a
pesticide prior to distribution, and adequate identifying information
to permit trace-back to the certified facility where the article was
propagated and grown.
(c) Within the citrus zone, commercial citrus production
areas where citrus trees that are immediately field planted in groves
for commercial fruit production are exempt from the labeling requirements
of this section.
(d) Retail buyers and end users are exempt from the
requirements of this section.