The Pest Survey Program has collected and published timely information on important pests affecting Wisconsin field crops since 1915 and is run by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
DATCP plant pest specialists conduct field surveys of Wisconsin crops. Survey activities involve sampling plants for diseases, trapping and identifying insects, and estimating insect populations.
The Plant Industry Laboratory in Madison provides diagnostic support, testing plants and soil for diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and nematodes.
During the growing season, timely information on pests is published weekly in the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin. This website compliments the WI Pest Bulletin with in depth pest reports including current and historic survey results and information about related programs.Program Topics
Exotic Pest Detection
Plant Industry Laboratory