Ummm… I’m not questioning your credentials or your skill. I’m sure you are very well versed in applicator knowledge far more than I am.
However, I’m just making clear I understand the regulations well, because some of the claims on the regulations regarding neonicotinoids aren’t strictly true. I like to think we’re all mature enough to recognize that scientific claims should be well founded and sourced. We all can agree on that no? I think we’re all here to learn, so making sure we share the correct information benefits us all.
It doesn’t seem that neonicotinoids are required for nursery stock though either. It’s not just produce. The quarantine prohibits the sale of all host citrus stock.
There are various requirements in place for the movement of host fruit and host nursery stock. The restrictions that the quarantine imposes are that host plants, and portions thereof, cannot move out of the quarantine area. The quarantine prevents the sale of all host nursery stock and the movement of all host plants within a five-mile radius, and it applies to residents and commercial operations.
The regulations seem to make it such that you don’t have to spray nursery stock (if you so chose), simply because movement isn’t allowed.
Spraying or not spraying doesn’t seems to matter at all for nursery stock.