2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:7-43 - Disposal Of Cornstalks, Corn Stubble And Weeds In Infested Areas

NJ Rev Stat § 4:7-43 (2016) What's This?

4:7-43. Disposal of cornstalks, corn stubble and weeds in infested areas
Whenever the state board of agriculture shall find that the European corn borer exists in any political subdivision of this state, it may, in any political subdivision or part thereof which is infested:

a. Order that every person in possession of land on which corn of any kind has been grown, shall, not later than December first of the year of its growth, plow, or cause to be plowed, the field in which it was grown, so as to bury the stubble to a depth of at least six inches, or pull up the stubble or cause it to be pulled up and destroy it, or cause it to be destroyed, by burning;

b. Order that every person having in his possession cornstalks which are suspected by the state board of being infested shall, not later than April tenth of the year following that of their growth, completely dispose of such cornstalks by using them as fodder, and if used as fodder that they be shredded, or by burning them;

c. Order the destruction or cause to be destroyed, on or before April tenth of each year, all weeds in the infested areas.


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