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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Calcote, Ken (662) 325-8488

    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

    Roebuck, Austin (662) 325-7761

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

    Head, Jeff (662) 325-3140

    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

    Corban, John (662) 323-1291
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.


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Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Bacterial blight Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bacterial leaf streak Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bacterial wilt; Southern bacterial wilt Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bakanae; Foolish seedling Fusarium fujikuroi Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black fir sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black maize beetle Heteronychus arator Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown stripe downy mildew Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bud borer Crocidosema aporema Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Citrus brown mite Eutetranychus orientalis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton seed bug Oxycarenus hyalinipennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Giant African snail Lissachatina fulica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Hibiscus (Pink) mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese pine sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Java downy mildew Peronosclerospora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large pine weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Late wilt of corn Harpophora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Maritime garden snail Cernuella virgata Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean pine engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Philippine downy mildew Peronosclerospora philippinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Senegal tea plant Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sirex woodwasp Sirex noctilio Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed bark beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Snails Pomacea spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
South American rice miner Hydrellia wirthi Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tropical spiderwort; Benghal dayflower Commelina benghalensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Yellow witchweed Alectra vogelii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps