Exotic Pest Reporting
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State Plant Regulatory OfficialBeshears, Brandon (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) 773-3796Coordinates 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.
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|CAPS 2016 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Asiatic witchweed||Striga asiatica||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Cereal leaf beetle||Oulema melanopus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Cucurbit beetle||Diabrotica speciosa||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Dwarf bunt||Tilletia controversa||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Egyptian cottonworm||Spodoptera littoralis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Flag smut||Urocystis tritici||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Japanese beetle||Popillia japonica||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Old world bollworm||Helicoverpa armigera||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Stem rust; Black rot||Puccinia graminis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Wheat bug||Nysius huttoni||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Wheat gall nematode||Anguina tritici||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|