Crop Biosecurity Information

The purpose of this web page is to provide you with the best and most up-to-date information about Crop Biosecurity as it pertains to County Agents, Extension Specialists, and Plant Pathology.

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Kentucky Contacts

(Phone and e-mail)

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab
Lexington
859-257-8949

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab
Princeton
270-365-7541 x 228

Yvonne Demarino 
State Plant Health Director, USDA-APHIS

Subba Reddy Palli
State Entomologist & KY State Plant Regulatory Officer
859-257-7450

Carl Bradley
Extension Plant Pathologist
Corn, small grains, and soybeans

Nicole Gauthier
Extension Plant Pathologist 
Ornamentals (landscape, nursery, and greenhouse), fruit crops, and hemp

Emily Pfeufer

Extension Plant Pathologist
Tobacco and vegetables (field and greenhouse production systems)

Paul Vincelli
Extension Plant Pathologist
Turf, forages and forest trees

Kiersten Wise
Extension Plant Pathologist
Grain crops


Agency & Resource Links

BioTerrorism - Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey - Pests of Concern to Kentucky

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
KyEDEN
Plant and Crop Security
Plant Biosecurity Management Course

HHS and USDA Select Agents and Toxins

IPM Center - Southern Regional

Kentucky’s Office of the State Entomologist

Medical Management of Biological Casualties (7th ed. Sept 2011) - US Army

Southern Plant Diagnostic Network (SPDN)

USDA - APHIS
Agricultural Select Agent Program
Plant Pest and Disease Programs