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Penn State University. College of Agricultural Sciences. Center for Pollinator Research.

USDA estimates that honey bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in the production of about $30 billion worth of crops. Colony collapse disorder is decimating the honey bee population, and Penn State, one of the country's leading honey bee research facilities, has been investigating the problem both in the lab and in the field.

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

 
Post Date: Jul 02, 2013


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Bugwood Blog.

The North American Invasive Species Network has launched a new informational website, which provides a wide variety of invasive species management and research resources, links to a multitude of potential partner organizations, and access to streamlined data-sharing platforms for users throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

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

 
Post Date: Jun 27, 2013


Louisiana State University. Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter).

In 2014, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension Service. The Cooperative Extension Service is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes. Also see WSSA Spotlights the Contributions Made by Cooperative Extension Program (May 28, 2013).

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

 
Post Date: Jun 27, 2013


Pollinator Partnership.

Six years ago the U.S. Senate's unanimous approval and designation of the final 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.

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Post Date: Jun 19, 2013


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

2013 American Phytopathological Society Caribbean Division Meeting -- Jun 17-19, 2013

Biosecurity in New Zealand - Have We Gone Soft at the Border? -- Jul 11, 2013

5th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration -- Jul 29-Aug 2, 2013

2013 New Zealand Plant Protection Society Conference -- Aug 13-15, 2013

2013 American Phytopathological Society Northeastern Division Meeting -- Oct 23-25, 2013

Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Agri-Industry Showcase -- Jan 14-16, 2014

Invasive Species Educational Forum -- Jan 22-24, 2014

Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2014: The Dundee Conference - Environmental Management & Crop Protection -- Feb 25-26, 2014

* See our Conference Calendar for more information and resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 12, 2013


Thousand Cankers Disease Survey Guidelines Now Available (May 2013)

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine has updated the Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) Survey Guidelines for 2013 (Mar 2013; PDF | 4.5 MB). TCD results from the combined activity of Geosmithia morbida fungus and the walnut twig beetle (WTB, Pityophthorus juglandis).

* See our Thousand Cankers Disease page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 06, 2013


USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

USDAscientists have developed a new cell line that rapidly and accurately detects foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) which causes a highly contagious and economically devastating disease in cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals. "This important breakthrough is an example of how ARSscientists are working to improve agricultural productivity in the face of increasing demand for food," said ARSAdministrator Edward B. Knipling. "This new cell line will help in the global effort to control a disease that can cause significant economic losses."

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

 
Post Date: May 28, 2013


USDA. Blog.

In this case it is green, a brilliant emerald green, and it is chomping its way through America's forests. The emerald ash borer (EAB) may look pretty, but it is killing our ash trees in our forests and backyards. Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week (May 19-25) is the time of year when you might see adult beetles flitting about among your ash trees. It is also the time of year you may unknowingly move this pest if you pack firewood when you kick off the summer camping season. The EAB attacks ash trees and all ash trees are at risk.

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

 
Post Date: May 28, 2013


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