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 & canola


Nicole Gauthier

Extension Plant Pathologist 
Fruit, vegetables & hemp


Paul Vincelli
Extension Plant Pathologist
Turf & ornamentals

Kiersten Wise
Extension Plant Pathologist
Corn, sorghum & 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