Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
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Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialJoseph Zoltowski (609) 406-6940Serves 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 CoordinatorSaulius Vaiciunas (609) 406-6949Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorTapos Mondal 609-259-5242Directs 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
Tiffany Mauro (609) 259-5249Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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