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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Beshears, Brandon (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

    Anderson, Dale (605) 773-3796

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

    Hirsch, Dave (701) 355-3361

    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

    Buntrock, Greg (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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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