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Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture tells nurseries to phase out Japanese barberry

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is starting to implement its ban on a plant that won’t be able to be legally bought or cultivated within the state.

On Oct. 8, The division added Japanese Barberry, or Berberis thunbergii, to its checklist of “noxious weeds,” banning its sale and cultivation.

Enforcement of the ban can be phased in over two years to permit time for nurseries to eradicate it from their inventory and discover options, nevertheless.