Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Pine shoot beetle (Tomicus piniperda): Additional counties in Missouri added to the regulated area
Date posted: 12/04/2012
Contact: Joseph Beckwith, USDA-APHIS PSB Regulatory Program, Field Operations Manager, at (919) 855-7345 or Michael Brown, Missouri State Plant Health Director, at (573) 893-6833
In response to the confirmation of pine shoot beetle (PSB), Tomicus piniperda, in Lewis, Macon, and Marion Counties in Missouri, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding its PSB regulated area to include these areas. This action, which is effective immediately, is necessary to restrict the movement of PSB-host material to uninfested areas of the United States.

The Federal Order describes the new regulated area, along with the associated reference to the regulatory requirements per 7 CFR ยง301.50, which lists the provisions for the movement of PSB-host material.

Under IPPC standards, Tomicus piniperda is considered to be a pest that is present only in some areas, and subject to official control in the United States.