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State Plant Regulatory OfficialBray, Scott (501) 225-1598Serves 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 CoordinatorBodart, Jake 5012251598Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorBard, Joel (501) 324-5258Directs 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
Jenkins, Karen (225) 298-5410Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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|CAPS 2017 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Green oak Tortrix||Tortrix viridana||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Large pine weevil||Hylobius abietis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Masson pine moth||Dendrolimus punctatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak Ambrosia beetle||Platypus quercivorus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak processionary moth||Thaumetopoea processionea||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak splendour beetle||Agrilus biguttatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Pine shoot beetle||Tomicus destruens||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Rosy moth||Lymantria mathura||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Sirex woodwasp||Sirex noctilio||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|