Business / Agriculture / Quarantine: A restraint on importation of certain animals or plants from areas where pests or contagious diseases are endemic - or isolation of animals or plants suspected of carrying pests or diseases - to prevent the spread of those pests and diseases. States as well as the federal government may impose quarantines or may operate quarantine facilities. See Plant Quarantine Act.
Business / Agriculture / Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI): A program, administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, that inspects incoming passengers, luggage, and cargo at U.S. ports of entry in order to protect U.S. agriculture from f MORE
Business / Agriculture / Plant Quarantine: A technique for insuring disease (and pest) free plants by isolating them during a period while performing tests for latent diseases. Often used when importing new cultivars. MORE