Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialGeir Friisoe (651) 296-8448Serves 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 CoordinatorKimberly Thielen Cremers (651) 201-6549Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorKevin Connors (952) 814-1071Directs 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
Mhd. Essam Dabaan (952) 854-6725Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
|CAPS 2014 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Brown Marmorated Stink Bug||Halyomorpha halys||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Cucurbit Beetle||Diabrotica speciosa||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Egyptian Cottonworm||Spodoptera littoralis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Late Wilt of Corn||Harpophora maydis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Old World Bollworm||Helicoverpa armigera||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|