North Dakota
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Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Vacant

    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

    Elhard, Charles 701-239-7295

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

    Hirsch, Dave (701) 355-3361

    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

    Buntrock, Greg (605) 224-1713
    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
Asian corn borer Ostrinia furnacalis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black stem rust; Stem rust Puccinia graminis graminis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
British root-knot nematode Meloidogyne artiellia Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown stripe downy mildew Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cereal cyst nematode Heterodera filipjevi Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cereal leaf beetle (CLB) Oulema melanopus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Corn tar spot Monographella maydis Pest Info
Corn tar spot Phyllachora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Downy mildew Peronosclerospora heteropogonis Pest Info
Dwarf bunt Tilletia controversa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European hardwood Ambrosia beetle Trypodendron domesticum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False columbia root-knot nematode Meloidogyne fallax Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Flag smut Urocystis tritici Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese pine sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Late wilt of corn Harpophora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Lesser spruce shoot beetle Hylurgops palliatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean cereal cyst nematode Heterodera latipons Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean pine engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Philippine downy mildew Peronosclerospora philippinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus piniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redbay Ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redhaired pine bark beetle Hylurgus ligniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Silver Y moth Autographa gamma Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed bark beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed spruce bark beetle Pityogenes chalcographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps