Nursery stock is the highest risk pathway for the movement of plant pests worldwide. Maintaining a system of clean, healthy nursery stock is essential to the protection of California's agriculture and environment.

The Glenn County Department of Agriculture is responsible for inspecting the growing, propagation, production, and sale of nursery stock to ensure commercial cleanliness from pests, weeds, and disease, as well as confirming that only vigorous healthy plants are offered for sale to the consumer. Through cooperative agreements with CDFA, we perform these routine annual inspections of both wholesale and production nurseries in Glenn County.

In order to sell nursery stock in California, a nursery license issued from the California Department of Food and Agriculture must be obtained. Licensing fees start at $150.00. If you produce minimal stock, all of that stock is sold within Glenn County, and your sales do not exceed $1,000.00 a year, you may qualify for a fee-exempt nursery license. Inquiries may be made at our office.