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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Awinash Bhatkar (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

    Allison Olofson (512) 463-7884

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

    Stuart Kuehn (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

    Carol Motloch (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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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
Bronze Birch Borer Agrilus anxius Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
City Longhorned Beetle Aeolesthes sarta 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
European Chestnut Weevil Curculio elephas Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Oak Bark Beetle Scolytus intricatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False Codling Moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Oak Wilt Raffaelea quercivora Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Ambrosia Beetle Platypus quercivorus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Splendour Beetle Agrilus biguttatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Phytophthora Oak Decline; Root Rot Phytophthora quercina Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Rice Stem Nematode Ditylenchus angustus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Root Rot Gymnopus fusipes Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Rosy Moth Lymantria mathura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Summer Fruit Tortrix Moth Adoxophyes orana Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tremex Woodwasp Tremex fuscicornis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteanus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps