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

    Van Meter, Julie (402) 471-6847

    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

    Lewis, Breanne 402-471-6854

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

    Galford, Shayne 402-4342646

    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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CAPS 2016 Survey Targets   
Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
British root-knot nematode Meloidogyne artiellia Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cereal cyst nematode Heterodera filipjevi Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cochlicellid snails Cochlicella spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Common barberry (European) Berberis vulgaris Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Dwarf bunt Tilletia controversa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Flag smut Urocystis tritici Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mahonia Mahonia spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Maritime garden snail Cernuella virgata Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean cereal cyst nematode Heterodera latipons Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Philippine downy mildew Peronosclerospora philippinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Stem rust; Black rot Puccinia graminis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Wheat bug Nysius huttoni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps