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The CAPS Program is under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). PPQ safeguards U.S. agriculture and natural resources against the entry, establishment, and spread of economically and environmentally significant pests, and facilitates the safe trade of agricultural products. The CAPS Program supports PPQ’s mission by conducting exotic plant pest surveys through a national network of cooperators and stakeholders to protect American agriculture and natural resources.

In Indiana, the CAPS program focuses on three major industries: field crops, forestry, and nursery. We conduct surveys for invasives that threaten these resources and have the potential to cause devastating economic harm.


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IN CAPS State Survey
Alicia Kelley, DPM
State Survey Coordinator
901 W Mitch Daniels Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Office: (765) 494-8324