The Horticultural Inspection Society (H.I.S.) is an organization of inspectors, laboratory and field personnel who regulate plant movement to prevent the spread of plant pests and disease. These individuals enforce laws and regulations for their state agencies which deal with pest prevention. These agencies are usually found within the state's Department of Agriculture or University. Thirteen states and one territory belong to the Southern Chapter.


COVID-19 is still guiding how we are going to host our 2021 meeting. We haven't finalized the decision yet as to whether we will host in Louisville, KY or have it virtually. Stay tuned.

National HIS Meeting!!

We are planning a virtual National HIS meeting for all inspectors in each chapter! We have started adding information!

Membership Drive!

Dear Colleague,

I invite you to join now and benefit from membership in the Horticultural Inspection Society - Southern Chapter (HISSC). Membership in HISSC permits attending our annual training meeting. This year the annual HISSC conference will be in Kentucky. Members receive our newsletter, HISSC Informer, and HISSC members can take advantage of our scholarships (Tavo Good Spirit Award, Beverly Bewley Award), offered on our website.

More Reasons To Join


Check out our most current newsletter:

The HISSC Informer

Updated May 5, 2021

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Member States

Alabama – Arkansas – Florida – Georgia – Kentucky – Louisiana – Mississippi - North Carolina – Oklahoma – Puerto Rico – South Carolina – Tennessee – Texas - Virginia

You can access this site by typing in www.hissc.org and it will automatically take you to this page!