Exotic Pest Reporting
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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 CoordinatorJett, Jonathan (334) 240-7225Coordinates 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
Ellingson, Katherine (770) 860-4028Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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|CAPS 2015 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Japanese Pine Sawyer||Monochamus alternatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Lesser Spruce Shoot Beetle||Hylurgops palliatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Mediterranean Pine Engraver||Orthotomicus erosus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Pine Shoot Beetle||Tomicus destruens||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Pine Shoot Beetle||Tomicus piniperda||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Redhaired Pine Bark Beetle||Hylurgus ligniperda||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|