Plant Pest Alerts

The Plant Industry currently consists of ten plant protection specialists who receive intensive training in recognizing plant pests and diseases.  They are responsible for inspecting thousands of nurseries and nursery stock dealers, for servicing a network of thousands of insect traps, performing numerous survey activities, and for certifying plants for movement intrastate, interstate, and abroad. 

When a pest or disease is discovered, samples of the suspicious material are sent to Auburn University for diagnosis by the Departments of Entomology, Nematology, or Plant Pathology.  These departments consist of scientists, laboratory technicians, and other support personnel who identify and process samples sent in by inspectors.

Alerts and Links

Sudden Oak Death Disease summary of pest alert and website link
Africanized Honey Bee summary of pest alert and website link
Benghal Dayflower summary of pest alert and website link
Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening summary of pest alert and website link
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug summary of pest alert and website link
Phytophagous Snails summary of pest alert and website link
Soybean Rust summary of pest alert and website link
Syrex Wood Wasp summary of pest alert and website link
Tropical Soda Apple summary of pest alert and website link