Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialMike Evans (404) 586-1140Serves 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 CoordinatorEric Olsen (404) 586-1140Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorCarl Lightfoot 843-480-4334Directs 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
Kay Newsom 770-860-4028Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
Rapid detection of Pecan Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne partityla, in laboratory and field conditions using loop-mediated isothermal amplification
APHIS Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for the National Fruit Fly Cooperative Control Program
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Regulated Area Expands in Georgia to include Barrow, Cherokee, Douglas, Fannin, Habersham, Murray and White Counties.
USDA Asks People to Check Their Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle During the Month of August
APHIS Adds Clayton, Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, Walton, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Regulated Area