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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Mitch Yergert (303) 239-4138

    Serves 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 Coordinator

    James Kruse (765) 496-8284

    Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
  • State Plant Health Director

    Pat McPherren (303) 371-3355

    Directs 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

    Erin Stiers (785) 270-1382
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Alder Root and Collar Rot Phytophthora alni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asiatic Rice Borer Chilo suppressalis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bohemian Knotweed Polygonum x bohemicum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton Cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton Cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton Seed Bug Oxycarenus hyalinipennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit Beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Dyers Woad Isatis tinctoria Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian Cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian Cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False Codling Moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False Codling Moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Guatemalan Potato Moth Tecia solanivora Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Pine Sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Wax Scale Ceroplastes japonicus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large Pine Weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Lesser Spruce Shoot Beetle Hylurgops palliatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean Pine Engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Myrtle Spurge Euphorbia myrsinites Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Needle Blight of Pine Pseudocercospora pini-densiflorae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Needle Blight of Pine Pseudocercospora pini-densiflorae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Needle Blight of Pine Pseudocercospora pini-densiflorae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Sawfly Diprion pini Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine-tree Lappet Dendrolimus pini Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redhaired Pine Bark Beetle Hylurgus ligniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Rosy Moth Lymantria mathura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Scots Pine Blister Rust Cronartium flaccidum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Siberian Silk Moth Dendrolimus sibiricus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sirex Woodwasp Sirex noctilio Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Bark Beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Spruce Bark Beetle Pityogenes chalcographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tomato Leaf Miner Tuta absoluta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Wheat Bug Nysius huttoni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Wingless Weevil Otiorhynchus dieckmanni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps