Exotic Pest Reporting
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Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialAnsel Rankins (225) 952-8100Serves 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 CoordinatorBrett Laird (985) 542-3212Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorTad Hardy (225) 298-5410Directs 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
Kevin Williams (225) 298-5410Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
APHIS Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for the National Fruit Fly Cooperative Control Program
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The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Regulated Area Expands to include Bossier and Claiborne Parishes in Louisiana
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