Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
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Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialJoy Goforth (919) 707-3753Serves 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 CoordinatorJarred Driscoll (919) 707-3741Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorJoseph Beckwith (919) 855-7345Directs 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
Sarah Marnell 919-855-7412Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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