Exotic Pest Reporting
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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 DirectorGeorge Nelson (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
Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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|CAPS 2015 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Asian Gypsy Moth||Lymantria dispar asiatica||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Light Brown Apple Moth||Epiphyas postvittana||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Maritime Garden Snail||Cernuella virgata||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak Ambrosia Beetle||Platypus quercivorus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Summer Fruit Tortrix Moth||Adoxophyes orana||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|