Exotic Pest Reporting
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State Plant Regulatory OfficialBhatkar, Awinash (512) 463-5025Serves 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 CoordinatorOlofson, Allison (512) 463-7884Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorKuehn, Stuart (512) 916-5241Directs 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) 751-0605Provides 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|