National Agricultural Pest Information System
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialTad Hardy (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 CoordinatorBrett Laird (225) 922-1337Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorBill Spitzer (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
Karen Jenkins (225) 298-5410Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
APHIS Adds Conditions to Allow Fruit Movement into or through States Regulated for Sweet Orange Scab
|CAPS 2013 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Black Spruce Beetle||Tetropium castaneum||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Brown Spruce Longhorned Beetle||Tetropium fuscum||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Japanese Pine Sawyer Beetle||Monochamus alternatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Large Pine Weevil||Hylobius abietis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Needle Blight of Pine||Mycosphaerella gibsonii||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Pine Shoot Beetle||Tomicus destruens||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Pine Shoot Beetle (PSB)||Tomicus piniperda||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Sakhalin Pine Sawyer||Monochamus saltuarius||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Small White-Marmorated Longhorned Beetle||Monochamus sutor||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|