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State Plant Regulatory OfficialRankins, Ansel 225-952-8100Serves 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 CoordinatorLaird, Brett (985) 543-4024Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorHardy, Tad (225) 298-5410Directs 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 2016 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Asian gypsy moth||Lymantria dispar asiatica||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Black fir sawyer||Monochamus urussovii||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|City longhorned beetle||Aeolesthes sarta||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|European oak bark beetle||Scolytus intricatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|European spruce bark beetle||Ips typographus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Japanese pine sawyer||Monochamus alternatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Laurel wilt||Raffaelea lauricola||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Mediterranean pine engraver||Orthotomicus erosus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Needle blight of pine||Pseudocercospora pini-densiflorae||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Pine witches' broom||Candidatus Phytoplasma pini 16SrXXI-A||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Redbay ambrosia beetle||Xyleborus glabratus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Sakhalin pine sawyer||Monochamus saltuarius||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Six-toothed bark beetle||Ips sexdentatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Small white-marmorated longhorned beetle||Monochamus sutor||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Tremex woodwasp||Tremex fuscicornis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|