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

    Geir Friisoe (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

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

    Kevin Connors (952) 814-1071

    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

    Mhd. Essam Dabaan (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 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