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Department of Agriculture & Markets

 
 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS)
Paul Cappy, (518) 457-2087
 

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets CAPS

The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) is managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). The CAPS program is directed by USDA’s State Plant Health Director and NYS’s State Plant Regulatory Officer and conducted by the Division of Plant Industry of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Surveys are conducted to detect or delimit exotic plant pests, insects, weeds and diseases that are not known to occur in the U.S. to minimize agricultural production costs and enhance product quality and marketability.

NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and USDA APHIS/PPQ CAPS inspections are an important part of monitoring the movement of economically damaging plant pests and pathogens. With cooperation from Master Gardeners and Cornell Cooperative Extension, we can effectively reduce the threat of damaging plant pests and pathogens in New York. We are currently surveying for a number of known threats to ornamental plants, agriculture crops and woodland species. If you have seen any of these pests in your neighborhood, handled one in your diagnostic lab, or have questions; contact Paul Cappy at 518-457-2087.

NY-CAPS partner with USDA-APHIS/PPQ and other state agencies, industries, and professional organizations to develop and maintain effective emergency response systems to detect, respond to, and eliminate outbreaks of invasive pests and diseases. NY-CAPS continually strives to broaden its network of partners and improve its information sharing with cooperators. To report a possible invasive species in your region, fill out this simple form.

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County Inspector Supervisor
Albany County

Kim Schlosser, (518) 788-2006
kim.schlosser@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Allegany County

Gary Sphar, (585) 202-5033
gary.sphar@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Broome County

Steve Markarian, (607) 343-6872
stephen.markarian@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Cattaraugus County

Gary Sphar, (585) 202-5033
gary.sphar@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Cayuga County

Catherine Powell, (315) 604-0812
catherine.powell@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Chautauqua County

William Ellsworth, (585) 303-3741
william.ellsworth@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Chemung County

Catherine Powell, (315) 604-0812
catherine.powell@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Chenango County

Steve Markarian, (607) 343-6872
stephen.markarian@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Clinton County

Christopher Distefano, (518) 837-7283
christopher.distefano@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Columbia County

Nan Morgan, (518) 788-2005
nan.morgan@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Cortland County

Steve Markarian, (607) 343-6872
stephen.markarian@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Delaware County

Nan Morgan, (518) 788-2005
nan.morgan@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Dutchess County

John Kircher, 845-494-0001
john.kircher@agriculture.ny.gov

Frank Buccello, (631) 831-8133
frank.buccello@agriculture.ny.gov

Erie County

William Ellsworth, (585) 303-3741
william.ellsworth@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Gary Sphar, (585) 202-5033
gary.sphar@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Essex County

Christopher Distefano, (518) 837-7283
christopher.distefano@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Franklin County

Christopher Distefano, (518) 837-7283
christopher.distefano@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Fulton County

Michael Sarnowski, (518) 337-7593
michael.sarnowski@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Genesee County

Cary Conrow, (585) 202-2620
cary.conrow@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Greene County

Nan Morgan, (518) 788-2005
nan.morgan@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Hamilton County

Christopher Distefano, (518) 837-7283
christopher.distefano@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Herkimer County

Eric Birkland, (315) 374-8175
eric.birkland@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Michael Sarnowski, (518) 337-7593
michael.sarnowski@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Jefferson County

Eric Birkland, (315) 374-8175
eric.birkland@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Lewis County

Eric Birkland, (315) 374-8175
eric.birkland@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Livingston County

Jacqueline Johnson, (607) 343-6874
jacqueline.johnson@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Madison County

Steve Markarian, (607) 343-6872
stephen.markarian@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Monroe County

Cary Conrow, (585) 202-2620
cary.conrow@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Montgomery County

Michael Sarnowski, (518) 337-7593
michael.sarnowski@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Nassau County

Joseph Parent, 347-203-5503
joseph.parent@agriculture.ny.gov

Mario Theotokas, (347) 723-0848
mario.theotokas@agriculture.ny.gov

Niagara County

William Ellsworth, (585) 303-3741
william.ellsworth@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Oneida County

Michael Sarnowski, (518) 337-7593
michael.sarnowski@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Onondaga County

Steve Markarian, (607) 343-6872
stephen.markarian@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Ontario County

Jacqueline Johnson, (607) 343-6874
jacqueline.johnson@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Orange County

John Kircher, (845) 494-0001
john.kircher@agriculture.ny.gov

Frank Buccello, (631) 831-8133
frank.buccello@agriculture.ny.gov

Orleans County

Cary Conrow, (585) 202-2620
cary.conrow@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Oswego County

Eric Birkland, (315) 374-8175
eric.birkland@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Otsego County

Michael Sarnowski, (518) 337-7593
michael.sarnowski@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Putnam County

John Kircher, (845) 494-0001
john.kircher@agriculture.ny.gov

Frank Buccello, (631) 831-8133
frank.buccello@agriculture.ny.gov

Rensselaer County

Kim Schlosser, (518) 788-2006
kim.schlosser@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Rockland County

John Kircher, (845) 494-0001
john.kircher@agriculture.ny.gov

Frank Buccello, (631) 831-8133
frank.buccello@agriculture.ny.gov

Saint Lawrence County

Eric Birkland, (315) 374-8175
eric.birkland@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Saratoga County

Kim Schlosser, (518) 788-2006
kim.schlosser@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Schenectady County

Michael Sarnowski, (518) 337-7593
michael.sarnowski@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Schoharie County

Michael Sarnowski, (518) 337-7593
michael.sarnowski@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Schuyler County

Catherine Powell, (315) 604-0812
catherine.powell@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Seneca County

Catherine Powell, (315) 604-0812
catherine.powell@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Steuben County

Jacqueline Johnson, (607) 343-6874
jacqueline.johnson@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Suffolk County

Marie Conte, West, East Suffolk,
(347) 203-6702
marie.conte@agriculture.ny.gov

Mario Theotokas, (347) 723-0848
mario.theotokas@agriculture.ny.gov

Bruce Amundsen, South Fork,
(631) 831-6897
bruce.amundsen@agriculture.ny.gov

Michael Dorgan, (516) 315-9003
michael.dorgan@agriculture.ny.gov

Robert Leonti, North Fork,
(631) 831-6895
robert.leonti@agriculture.ny.gov

Michael Dorgan, (516) 315-9003
michael.dorgan@agriculture.ny.gov

Sullivan County

Nan Morgan, (518) 788-2005
nan.morgan@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Tioga County

Catherine Powell, (315) 604-0812
catherine.powell@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Tompkins County

Catherine Powell, (315) 604-0812
catherine.powell@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Ulster County

Nan Morgan, (518) 788-2005
nan.morgan@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Warren County

Christopher Distefano, (518) 837-7283
christopher.distefano@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Washington County

Kim Schlosser, (518) 788-2006
kim.schlosser@agriculture.ny.gov

Ethan Angell, (518) 275-9489
ethan.angell@agriculture.ny.gov

Wayne County

Cary Conrow, (585) 202-2620
cary.conrow@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Westchester County

Michael Formichelli, (613) 831-8132
michael.formichelli@agriculture.ny.gov

Frank Buccello, (631) 831-8133
frank.buccello@agriculture.ny.gov

Wyoming County

Gary Sphar, (585) 202-5033
gary.sphar@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

Yates County

Jacqueline Johnson, (607) 343-6874
jacqueline.johnson@agriculture.ny.gov

Jared Spokowsky, (315) 374-8346
jared.spokowsky@agriculture.ny.gov

New York City
Bronx County

Michael Formichelli, (613) 831-8132
michael.formichelli@agriculture.ny.gov

Frank Buccello, (631) 831-8133
frank.buccello@agriculture.ny.gov

Kings County

Joseph Parent, (347) 203-5503
joseph.parent@agriculture.ny.gov

Mario Theotokas, (347) 723-0848
mario.theotokas@agriculture.ny.gov

New York County

Joseph Parent, (347) 203-5503
joseph.parent@agriculture.ny.gov

Mario Theotokas, (347) 723-0848
mario.theotokas@agriculture.ny.gov

Queens County

Joseph Parent, (347) 203-5503
joseph.parent@agriculture.ny.gov

Mario Theotokas, (347) 723-0848
mario.theotokas@agriculture.ny.gov

Richmond County

Joseph Parent, (347) 203-5503
joseph.parent@agriculture.ny.gov

Mario Theotokas, (347) 723-0848
mario.theotokas@agriculture.ny.gov


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