Exotic Pest Reporting
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State Plant Regulatory OfficialFriisoe, Geir (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 CoordinatorCiborowski, Jeanne 651-201-6217Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorStiers, Erin (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
Dabaan, Mhd. Essam (952) 854-6725Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Regulated Area Expands in Minnesota to include Chisago, Scott, and Washinngton Counties, along with the island of Park Point in the City of Duluth
Federal Register | Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas; Additions in Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
USDA Asks People to Check Their Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle During the Month of August
Fillmore County residents invited to public meeting concerning emerald ash borer - Bluff Country News
Federal Register | Public Inspection: Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas: Additions in Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
APHIS Adds Olmsted County in Minnesota to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Regulated Area
Superstorm Wood Recovery, Wood Pellets, Emerald Ash Borer, and More Bring Forest Industry Pros to Rochester, Minn.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week Spotlights the Importance of Prevention and Management Strategies
|CAPS 2016 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|