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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Dana Rhodes (717) 772-5205

    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

    Ruth Welliver (717) 772-5222

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

    Coanne O'Hern (717) 241-0140

    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

    Rachel Nyce (717) 241-0133
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Alder Root and Collar Rot Phytophthora alni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Ambrosia Beetle Megaplatypus mutatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asian Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bamboo Borer Chlorophorus annularis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black Fir Sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Boxwood Blight; Leaf and Stem Blight Calonectria pseudonaviculata Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
British Root-knot Nematode Meloidogyne artiellia Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Citrus Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora chinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Columbian Root-knot Nematode Meloidogyne chitwoodi Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Hardwood Ambrosia Beetle Trypodendron domesticum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Oak Bark Beetle Scolytus intricatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Golden Nematode Globodera rostochiensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean Pine Engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mexican Corn Cyst Nematode Punctodera chalcoensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Ambrosia Beetle Platypus quercivorus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Splendour Beetle Agrilus biguttatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pale Cyst Nematode Globodera pallida Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Phytophthora Oak Decline; Root Rot Phytophthora quercina Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Witches' Broom Candidatus Phytoplasma pini 16SrXXI-A Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Ramorum Blight ; Sudden Oak Death Phytophthora ramorum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redbay Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborus glabratus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Spruce Bark Beetle Pityogenes chalcographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Slender-Banded Pinecone Longhorn Beetle Chlorophorus strobilicola Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Small White-Marmorated Longhorned Beetle Monochamus sutor Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Velvet Longhorned Beetle Trichoferus campestris Pest Info | NAPIS Maps