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USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.

April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking the public to help prevent the spread of invasive pests, which cost our nation an estimated $120 billion each year in damages to our environment, agriculture and native species. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has identified 18 “Hungry Pests” as some of the most destructive invasive species that people can unknowingly spread in the things they move, pack and bring home from vacations. For more information, see top invasive pest threats.

 
Post Date: Apr 20, 2015


National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional and national scales.

* See our News and Events section for more information and additional resources

 
Post Date: Feb 23, 2015


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Apr-Jun 2014 (Vol 7, No. 2)

Articles include:


Bioenergy and Invasive Plants: Quantifying and Mitigating Future Risks
Medusahead Ecology and Management: California Annual Grasslands to the Intermountain West
Does Elevated Temperature and Doubled CO2 Increase Growth of Three Potentially Invasive Plants?
Restoration of Exotic Annual Grass-Invaded Rangelands: Importance of Seed Mix Composition
Effects of Native Herbs and Light on Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Invasion

-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Jul 02, 2014


U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USDA's Secretary announced the allocation of $5 million to support 19 projects under the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) funded under the Agriculture Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). NCPN-funded facilities provide high-quality propagative plant material that is free of plant pathogens and pests that can otherwise cause economic losses to the American specialty crop industry, which includes fruits and vegetables and other crops.

* See our Federal Press Releases - USDA section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jul 02, 2014


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Capacity-building workshop for Central, South and East Asia on ecosystem conservation and restoration to support achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets -- Jul 14-18, 2014

International Conference on Advances in Plant Sciences (ICAPS) -- Aug 6-8, 2014

Native Seed Propagation Workshop -- Sep 13, 2014

2014 British Crop Protection Council Congress -- Sep 30-Oct 1, 2014

10th Ballast Water Management Summit -- Sep 17-18, 2014

2014 Joint Symposium of the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council & Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council -- Oct 15-16, 2014

2014 Natural Areas Conference -- Oct 15-17, 2014

2014 Joint Symposium of the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council & Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council -- Nov 12-14, 2014

International Conference on Advances in Plant Sciences (ICAPS) -- Nov 18-22, 2014

CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats -- Dec 204, 2014

2014 Oregon InterAgency Noxious Weed Symposium -- Dec 2-4, 2014

10th Ballast Water Management Summit -- Dec 8-12, 2014

36th Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference: Managing Forests in a Dynamic Environment -- Jan 13-15, 2015

75th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference -- Feb 8-11, 2015

2015 National Native Seed Conference -- Apr 13-15, 2015

* See our Conference Calendar for more information and resources.

 
Post Date: Jul 02, 2014


USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Findings from recent research project changes in crop production as air temperatures increase due to climate change. Researchers observed one of the effects that agricultural producers may see as air temperatures increase is a corresponding increase of insects, weeds and fungal pests because of milder winter temperatures.

* See our Federal Press Releases - USDA section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 16, 2014


Pollinator Partnership.

Seven years ago the U.S. Senate's unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as "National Pollinator Week" marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Pollinators
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

* See our News and Events section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 10, 2014