Harper

Carl Harper

Nursery Inspector

carl.harper@uky.edu
Phone (859) 218-3376
Fax (859) 257-3807
Office of the State Entomologist

Department of Entomology
S-225 Ag Science Center N
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist

Welcome 

While most State Entomologists offices are associated with Departments of Agriculture in their state, our office is located at the University of Kentucky. The State Entomologist for Kentucky is also the Chair of the Department of Entomology. 

Our office is responsible for the licensing of businesses and individuals that buy, sell, ship, or distribute nursery stock for commercial or monetary gain in Kentucky. This would include, but is not limited to, nurseries, garden centers, and landscapers. We conduct annual inspections of nurseries and assist nursery owner/managers with their pest problems. 

We conduct inspections for phytosanitary certification for the export of plant and plant products for both international and interstate shipments. We also work with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies to conduct surveys for exotic pests and develop management strategies for them.