Current ManualsFor the most up-to-date methods for survey and identification, see the Approved Methods. The information in the Approved Methods site will always supersede any survey and identification/ diagnostic information found in any other CAPS document (i.e., Commodity-based Survey References and Guidelines, CPHST Pest Datasheets, etc.). Manuals are updated only on a periodic basis and may not contain updates that occur outside of a review period.
2013 Pine Reference
The 2013 version of the Pine Commodity-based Survey Reference is available through the “Reference” link in the 2013 dropdown menu above. The changes for 2013 include: 1) the removal of Hylurgops palliatus (it is present in four states); 2) the removal of Sirex noctilio; 3) the removal of Hylurgus ligniperda (it was recently deregulated); 4) and the removal of Urocerus gigas gigas (due to diagnostic issues). Datasheets for these pests are still available in the 2012 version of the Pine Reference. The datasheets will also soon be posted on the 2013 CAPS Approved Methods page as free-standing datasheets. No changes were made to the Pine Guidelines as these species are not listed in the Guidelines.
The Asian Defoliator Pathway-Based Survey Reference is available for review:
This survey reference is presented in a new format. The introductory document (called the Reference) contains information on the background of the survey, survey planning, trapping instructions, and sample submission. The individual pest datasheets are posted as free-standing documents. This format will allow for easier updates to the documents. Both the Reference and the datasheets are housed on an Asian Defoliator webpage that links off of the manuals page from the word “reference” in the 2013 Asian Defoliator section. The review period will run from November 7, 2012 through December 7, 2012. Please send comments/edits to Lisa Jackson ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-855-7549, 1730 Varsity Dr. Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27606.) Comments/edits received after December 7, 2012 may not be included until after the next document review.