Emerald Ash Borer



Ginseng Certification

Nursery Inspection Program

Plant Protection & Weed Managment

Plant Health and Pest Management

The VT Agency of Agriculture's Vector Surveillance Program and Plant Industry are part of the agency's Environmental Surveillance Program (ESP). The ESP conducts statewide environmental surveillance as it relates to public health associated with agriculture and plant industry in the state of Vermont. 

Contact: Patti Casey, Environmental Surveillance Program Manager

Office: 828-3473, Cell: 522-6858

  • The Vector Surveillance Program tracks vector (disease-carrying) populations of mosquitoes and ticks statewide through several programs.

Contact: Eliza Doncaster, Vector Management Coordinator

Cell: 505-5343

  • Plant Industry (PI) is home to the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program, which conducts surveillance for and responsive managment of federally regulated invasive pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer, Asian longhorned Beetle, and Spotted Lantern fly. PI also inspects and certifies harvested ginseng, seed potatoes, Christmas trees, and plant nurseries. PI staff are authorized to issue state and federal phytosanitary certificates for certain plant commodities.

Contact: ​​Emilie Inoue, Pest Survey Coordinator

Cell: 505-0217

  • Our State Entomologist identifies pests, answers questions, and educates the public on issues such as bed bugs, tent caterpillars, and other pests, as well as coordinating with the Pest Survey Program.

​Contact: Judy Rosovsky, State Entomologist

Cell: 279-2212


Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory               802.522.3502
  • Food Safety & Consumer Protection                        802.828.2426
    • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
    • Dairy                              802.828.2433
    • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures        802.828.2433
    • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431