Oregon Statutes - Chapter 570 - Plants; Inspection, Quarantine, Pest and Weed Control - Section 570.170 - Department to make inspections; infected or infested matter declared public nuisance.

The State Department of Agriculture, whenever it deems it necessary, shall cause an inspection to be made of any orchards, nurseries, trees, plants, vegetables, vines or field crops or any fruit packing house, storeroom, salesroom, or any other place or thing within this state. Any such places, orchards, nurseries, trees, plants, shrubs, vegetables, vines, fruit or field crops or articles found infested or infected with any insects, pests, diseases or fungous growth or noxious weeds, or the seeds thereof, injurious to fruits, plants, trees, vegetables or vines or grain, or other field crops, or with eggs or larvae liable to spread to other places or localities, or of such nature as to be a public danger, hereby are declared to be a public nuisance. The department shall notify in writing the record owner, or owners, of such articles, things or places that the same are so infested or infected.

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