The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) is a pest detection program aimed at safeguarding U.S. agricultural and environmental resources by ensuring that new introductions of harmful plant pests and diseases are detected as soon as possible, before they have a chance to cause significant damage. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture,
Food and Forestry is in partner with the
United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) to spread awareness of the impact that certain invasive insects could have on Oklahoma’s growers and economy and to survey to detect an insect before it becomes an epidemic to our diverse agricultural industries.
Survey work has started. CAPS programs include: