Contact Information

Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
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Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Friisoe, Geir (651) 296-8448

    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

    Jeanne, Ciborowski 651-201-6217

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

    Ward, David (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

    Dabaan, Mhd. Essam (952) 854-6725
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.


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CAPS 2015 Survey Targets   
Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Australasian Soybean Rust Phakopsora pachyrhizi Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bean Bacterial Wilt/ Leaf Spot/ Canker Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bean Plataspid Megacopta cribraria Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
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
Golden Twin Spot Moth Chrysodeixis chalcites Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Silver Y Moth Autographa gamma Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome Fusarium virguliforme Pest Info | NAPIS Maps