Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
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State Plant Regulatory OfficialJulie VanMeter (402) 471-6847Serves 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 CoordinatorDavid Nielsen 402-471-6873Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorShayne Galford (402) 434-2346Directs 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
Greg Buntrock (605) 224-1713Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
Grand Island's diversification of its urban forest has prepared it to better handle emerald ash borer
APHIS adds portions of Alabama, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Maine to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Regulated Area
USDA Provides $155,293 to Nebraska to Support Projects that Protect Agriculture and Natural Resource
CORRECTION: APHIS Requests Public Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
APHIS Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for the National Fruit Fly Cooperative Control Program
APHIS Requests Public Comment Regarding Proposed Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
The Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Area Expands to include Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties in Nebraska.
Omaha prepares for tree killer's eventual arrival with hires, $1 million yearly fund - Omaha.com: OMAHA METRO
Stripe Rust Increasing; Spray Your Wheat to Protect the Flag Leaf | CropWatch | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
G.I. parks, golf course losing trees to pine wilt disease - The Grand Island Independent: Local News
USDA Asks People to Check Their Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle During the Month of August
Extension Plant Pathologist Advises To Be on Lookout for Wheat Stripe Rust Symptoms | News | University of Wyoming
Diversity of Bacteria Carried by Pinewood Nematode in USA and Phylogenetic Comparison with Isolates from Other Countries