38-24B-18. Withholding certificate where pests discovered--Prohibiting distribution of infested or defective stock. If any pests are discovered in any nursery, the certificate of inspection shall be withheld until the pest has been abated, as provided in this chapter. The secretary of agriculture may prohibit the sale or distribution of any nursery stock if upon inspection it is found to be so infested by pests or to be nonviable or damaged or desiccated so as to be incapable of normal growth if given reasonable care. The secretary may order it removed from sale, treated, or destroyed.