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

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab
270-365-7541 x 228

Harold Hempfling 
State Plant Health Director, USDA-APHIS

Subba Reddy Palli
State Entomologist & KY State Plant Regulatory Officer

Carl Bradley
Extension Plant Pathologist
Small grains, soybeans, and canola


Nicole Gauthier

Extension Plant Pathologist 
Commercial specialty crops


Paul Vincelli
Extension Plant Pathologist
Turf and forest trees

Kiersten Wise
Extension Plant Pathologist
Corn, sorghum, and forages

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)

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)

Agricultural Select Agent Program
Plant Pest and Disease Programs