Did you know that United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service a.k.a. APHIS, restricts the movement of domestic soil from areas within the continental United States that are under quarantine for specific plant pests.
APHIS defines domestic soil as soil from the continental United States. Soil from Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S
The Federal Domestic Soil Quarantines Map provides an overview of the plant pest quarantines that affect the movement of soil.
This map is a general guidance tool only. Please contact your local
APHIS State Plant Health Director for specific quarantine information, including quarantine boundaries and the requirements for moving domestic soil.
For Miami-Dade County for example: Is colored orange following the Map Key, you’ll have to contact your local USDA office before moving soil.
Miami-Dade has also been marked as one County previously quarantined for Fruit Fly
If you want to open this map in higher resolution: Click MAP
USDA Florida Contacts:
State Plant Health Director:
8100 NW 15th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: (352) 313-3040
Fax: (352) 313-3041
Dorothea Jacobs: (352) 313-3044