KY FY24 CAPS Infrastructure

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Surveys) Infrastructure Project Dr. Janet Lensing, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky will serve as State Survey Coordinator (SSC). She will accomplish the objectives of the CAPS work plans . She will be responsible for data entry into NAPIS and/or IPHIS as well as coordination and supervision of survey efforts in cooperation with the Kentucky SPHD, SPRO, PSS and personnel in Kentucky''s Office of the State Entomologist (OSE) and USDA APHIS PPQ in Kentucky. She will maintain a website she designed in 2007 to disseminate information derived from CAPS activities in Kentucky and will update a Facebook page that she created in 2011. Travel expenses will be used by the SSC to travel to regional or national CAPS meetings and/or relevant training sessions during the year. A primary objective of the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) program is to safeguard our nation''s food and environmental resources against exotic pests that threaten our production and ecological systems. These surveys increase the likelihood of early detection which then increases the chances of eradication of the pest problem before it can spread to other areas of the country. These surveys also establish pest-free areas which promote the export of goods internationally.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/1/2412/31/24

Funding

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: $33,643.00

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