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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Wayne Dixon (352) 395-4627

    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

    Leroy Whilby (352) 395-4649

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

    Paul Hornby (352) 313-3040

    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

    Robert Leahy (352) 395-4793
    Douglas Restom Gaskill (941) 723-8916
    Brian Saunders (407) 825-4233
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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Cotton Cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
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Egyptian Cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
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False Codling Moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Giant African Snail Lissachatina fulica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
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Java Downy Mildew Peronosclerospora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
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