Plant Industry Home
Plant Protection Section
Apiary Services
Biological Control Services
Biotechnology Services
Plant Conservation Services
Plant Disease Services
Entomological Services
Nursery Regulatory Services
Program Support Services
Weed Regulatory Services
Applications - Forms - Permits
Specialist's Work Areas
CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey)

 

Plant Industry - Plant Protection Section
Biological Control Personnel

Located At: 950 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
Telephone No.: (919) 233-8214/8366
Fax No.: (919) 233-8394


Kathleen Kidd - Biological Control Administrator
Ph.D., Entomology, North Carolina State University
E-mail: Kathleen.Kidd@ncagr.gov

Christine Nalepa - Research Specialist
Ph.D., Entomology, North Carolina State University
E-mail: Christine.Nalepa@ncagr.gov

    Dr. Nalepa's present program efforts are directed towards using the solitary ground dwelling wasp Cerceris fumipennis as a biosurveillance tool to monitor for pest Buprestidae. She is also an adjunct associate professor of Entomology at NCSU.
Rebecca Norris - Research Specialist
E-mail: Rebecca.Norris@ncagr.gov
    Provides support to all programs. Mrs Norris also serves as the Quarantine Officer for the Beneficial Insect Laboratory Quarantine Facility.

David Bedhar - Research Specialist
Email: David.Bednar@ncagr.gov

Team leader for hemlock woolly adelgid predator rearing lab.

Rebecca Fergus - Research Specialist
Email: Rebecca.Fergus@ncagr.gov

Rears HWA predator beetles.


Support Staff:
Jimmy Cheatham, Saritha Dharanikota, Whitney Swink

For Additional Information Contact:
Plant Protection Section - Kathleen Kidd, Biological Control Administrator
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 950 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511
Phone: (919) 233-8214 FAX: (919) 233-8394

 
 

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041