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State Plant Regulatory OfficialVacantServes 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 CoordinatorSarah Grubin 617-626-1787Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorJennifer Forman Orth (617) 626-1735Directs 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
Nichole Carrier (203) 269-4277Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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USDA News Release: USDA Sets Boundaries of Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation in Worcester County Massachusetts
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|CAPS 2015 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Asian Longhorned Beetle||Anoplophora glabripennis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Citrus Longhorned Beetle||Anoplophora chinensis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|City Longhorned Beetle||Aeolesthes sarta||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Emerald Ash Borer||Agrilus planipennis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|European Hardwood Ambrosia Beetle||Trypodendron domesticum||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|False Codling Moth||Thaumatotibia leucotreta||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Goldspotted Oak Borer||Agrilus auroguttatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Green Oak Tortrix||Tortrix viridana||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Jewel Beetle||Agrilus sulcicollis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Mile-a-minute Weed||Persicaria perfoliata||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Mountain Oak Longhorned Beetle||Massicus raddei||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak Ambrosia Beetle||Platypus quercivorus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak Splendour Beetle||Agrilus biguttatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Tremex Woodwasp||Tremex fuscicornis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Variegated Golden Tortrix||Archips xylosteanus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Velvet Longhorned Beetle||Trichoferus campestris||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|