Rhode Island
Contact Information

Division of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Ayars, Ken (401) 222-2781

    Serves 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 Coordinator


    Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
  • State Plant Health Director

    Aitkenhead, Kate (203) 741-5644

    Directs 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

    Carrier, Nichole (203) 741-5645
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.

Related Pages


CAPS 2018 Survey Targets   
Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Goldspotted oak borer Agrilus auroguttatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Green oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak processionary moth Thaumetopoea processionea Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak splendour beetle Agrilus biguttatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Summer fruit Tortrix moth Adoxophyes orana Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Variegated golden Tortrix Archips xylosteanus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps