Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture and Industries
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialChristel Harden (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 CoordinatorBrittaney Allen (334) 240-7172Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorJeff Head 662-270-4412Directs 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
John Corban 662-270-4413Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
APHIS adds portions of Alabama, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Maine to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Regulated Area
APHIS Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for the National Fruit Fly Cooperative Control Program
USDA Asks People to Check Their Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle During the Month of August