South Dakota
Contact Information

Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Brandon Beshears (605)773-4432

    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

    Dale Anderson (605) 773-3796

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

    Bruce Helbig (605) 224-1713

    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

    Greg Buntrock (605) 224-1713
    Provides 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
Alfalfa Bacterial Stem Blight Pseudomonas syringae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asian Corn Borer Ostrinia furnacalis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asiatic Rice Borer Chilo suppressalis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Broomrape Orobanche spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit Beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian Cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Java Downy Mildew Peronosclerospora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Loose Kernel Smut Sporisorium cruentum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Philippine Downy Mildew Peronosclerospora philippinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sorghum Downy Mildew Peronosclerospora sorghi Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sorghum; Corn Head Smut Sphacelotheca reiliana Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Verticillium Wilt Verticillium albo-atrum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Wheat Bug Nysius huttoni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps