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State Plant Regulatory OfficialGere, Tom (605) 773-4432Serves 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 CoordinatorAnderson, Dale (605) 773-6389Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorHirsch, Dave (701) 355-3361Directs 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
Buntrock, Greg (605) 224-1713Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
APHIS adds all of Minnehaha County, areas in Lincoln County, and areas in Turner County in South Dakota to the regulated areas for the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis
Multi-state research reveals Integrated Pest Management (IPM) best option for treatment of soybean aphids - Purdue University
APHIS Requests Public Comment Regarding Proposed Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
USDA Asks People to Check Their Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle During the Month of August