Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialAnni Self (615) 837-5313Serves 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 CoordinatorFrank Hale (615) 832-6802Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorJason Watkins (304) 343-8585Directs 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 Aydelotte (970) 631-5550Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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