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.

Membership Dues - Update

Due to COVID-19, we have decided to suspend the membership dues for 2020. For those that have paid their membership dues, we will apply those for the 2021 year.


UPDATE (April 2020): Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have decided to postpone our Annual Meeting and In-Service Training until 2021. It will still be hosted in Louisville, KY. September 20 - 24, 2020

Also, the Interstate Inspection has been postponed. Our committee will continue to work towards setting one up in 2021!

We will continue to keep you updated via our newsletter as well!

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 March 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!