New Jersey
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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Zoltowski, Joseph (609) 406-6940

    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

    Vaiciunas, Saulius (609) 406-6949

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

    Nelson, George (609) 259-5242

    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

    Mauro, Tiffany 609-259-5249
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.


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CAPS 2018 Survey Targets   
Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Black maize beetle Heteronychus arator Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Chickpea cyst nematode Heterodera ciceri Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Golden nematode Globodera rostochiensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean cereal cyst nematode Heterodera latipons Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mexican corn cyst nematode Punctodera chalcoensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pale cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pigeonpea cyst nematode Heterodera cajani Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Small brown planthopper Laodelphax striatellus Pest Info
Spotted stem borer Chilo partellus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps