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State Plant Regulatory OfficialHarden, Christel (334)240-7226Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
State Survey CoordinatorAllen, Brittaney 334-240-7172Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorHead, Jeff (662) 325-3140Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
Pest Survey Specialist
Corban, John (662) 323-1291Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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|CAPS 2016 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Giant African snail||Lissachatina fulica||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Japanese wax scale||Ceroplastes japonicus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oleander bacterial gall (knot)||Pseudomonas savastonoi f.sp. nerii||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Red palm mite||Raoiella indica||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Red palm weevil||Rhynchophorus ferrugineus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Soft wax scale||Ceroplastes destructor||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|