Oregon Statutes - Chapter 570 - Plants; Inspection, Quarantine, Pest and Weed Control - Section 570.305 - Department officials to prevent introduction of pests and diseases.

The Director of Agriculture, and the chief of the division of plant industry, are authorized and directed to use such methods as may be necessary to prevent the introduction into the state of dangerous insect pests and plant diseases, and to apply methods necessary to prevent the spread, and to establish control and accomplish the eradication of such pests and diseases, which may seriously endanger agricultural and horticultural interests of the state, which may be established or may be introduced, whenever in their opinion such control or eradication is possible and practicable.

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