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

    Bhatkar, Awinash (512) 463-5025

    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

    Olofson, Allison (512) 463-7884

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

    Kuehn, Stuart (512) 916-5241

    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

    Motloch, Carol (254) 751-0605
    Provides 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
Bacterial blight Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bacterial leaf streak Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese pine sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus piniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redbay Ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Rice stem nematode Ditylenchus angustus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sakhalin pine sawyer Monochamus saltuarius Pest Info | NAPIS Maps