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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Rhodes, Dana (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

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

    Newcamp, Timothy (717) 241-0121

    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

    Donovall, Leo (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
Ambrosia beetle Megaplatypus mutatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Annual ryegrass toxicity Rathayibacter toxicus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bacterial leaf streak Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bamboo borer Chlorophorus annularis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Beech bleeding canker Phytophthora kernoviae Pest Info
Black fir sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black spruce beetle Tetropium castaneum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
British root-knot nematode Meloidogyne artiellia Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown fir longhorned beetle Callidiellum villosulum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown spruce longhorned beetle Tetropium fuscum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown stripe downy mildew Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Citrus longhorned beetle Anoplophora chinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cochlicellid snails Cochlicella spp. 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 spruce bark beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False columbia root-knot nematode Meloidogyne fallax Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Golden nematode Globodera rostochiensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Great spruce bark beetle Dendroctonus micans Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese oak wilt Raffaelea quercivora Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese pine sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Java downy mildew Peronosclerospora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Late wilt of corn Harpophora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Maritime garden snail Cernuella virgata 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
Philippine downy mildew Peronosclerospora philippinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Phytophthora oak decline; Root rot Phytophthora quercina Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine witches' broom Candidatus Phytoplasma pini 16SrXXI-A Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Root-knot nematode Meloidogyne minor Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Scots pine blister rust Cronartium flaccidum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed bark beetle Ips sexdentatus 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
Velvet longhorned beetle Trichoferus campestris Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Wheat seed gall nematode Anguina tritici Pest Info | NAPIS Maps