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Pest Detection & Response Unit


The Pest Detection and Response Unit focuses on invasive insects and plant diseases that threaten Minnesota’s forests and crops.
The PDR unit:

  • Samples and surveys statewide to monitor and detect the presence/spread of invasive pests,
  • Implements regulations related to practices that cause the spread of invasive pests,
  • Communicates with other states to identify pest threats before they reach Minnesota,
  • Builds awareness about the spread of pests and how humans impact the spread of those pests,
  • Educates community stakeholders about how to identify and report invasive pests.

Contact the PDRU

Mark Abrahamson