Flowers from Mexico Facing Customs Inspection

Flowers from Mexico Facing Customs InspectionThose who bring flowers across the border near San Diego, will take part in a thorough inspection. Officials say they will carefully inspect flowers people bring across the border for Valentine’s Day, looking for harmful pests.

Chrysanthemums and gladiolas are already prohibited from being brought across the border as they often carry fungi called “Chrysanthemum White Rust” and “Gladiolus Rust,” both of which can be quite harmful.

Other plants like cut greenery and orange jasmine, will also be thoroughly inspected as they hold a dangerous citrus pest.

This is no cause for worry as most flowers like roses and carnations will be allowed across the border once they’ve passed the test.

[Via: examiner.com]

Flowers from Mexico Facing Customs Inspection was last modified: January 19th, 2013 by admin
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