Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS)

The USDA operates a program called the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) which provides support to states to conduct pest detection activities beyond those that are conducted by the states. CAPS projects support the pest detection infrastructure in each state as well as providing funds for specific pest detection projects. Most of these projects are focused on high-risk exotic pests that do not exist or are of limited distribution in the United States. Early detection of new pests is critical to the early containment and possible eradication of these pests. A brief description of each of the current Kansas CAPS projects is listed below.

2020 Survey Overviews

  • Infrastructure Project

  • National Karnal Bunt Survey

  • Small Grains Commodity Survey

  • Walnut Twig Beetle Survey

  • Phytophthora ramorum Survey

Archived CAPS Reports

Archived CAPS Work Plans

CAPS Committee Minutes

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