Contact Information

Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Robin Pruisner (515) 725-1470

    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

    Kelly Mitchell (515) 306-0754

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

    David Ward (952) 814-1084

    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

    Christopher Pierce (573) 893-6833
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.

Related Pages


CAPS 2014 Survey Targets   
Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Japanese Pine Sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large Pine Weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Lesser Spruce Shoot Beetle Hylurgops palliatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redhaired Pine Bark Beetle Hylurgus ligniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps