Exotic Pest Reporting
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Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialKevin King (518) 457-2087Serves 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 CoordinatorPaul Cappy (518) 457-2087Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorDiana Hoffman (518) 218-7510Directs 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
Darryl Jewett (607) 566-2212Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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|CAPS 2014 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Bacterial Wilt; Southern Bacterial Wilt||Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Boxwood Blight; Leaf and Stem Blight||Calonectria pseudonaviculata||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Chilli Thrips; Yellow Tea Thrips||Scirtothrips dorsalis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|European Hardwood Ambrosia Beetle||Trypodendron domesticum||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Golden Twin Spot Moth||Chrysodeixis chalcites||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Japanese Wax Scale||Ceroplastes japonicus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Late Blight||Phytophthora infestans||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak Ambrosia Beetle||Platypus quercivorus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Ramorum Blight ; Sudden Oak Death||Phytophthora ramorum||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Velvet Longhorned Beetle||Trichoferus campestris||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|