Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialScott Schirmer (815) 787-5481Serves 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 CoordinatorKelly Estes (217) 333-1005Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorGreg Rentschler (847) 699-2417Directs 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
Nick Furlan 847-699-2427Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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