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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Biological Control of Pests Research Unit

Stoneville, Mississippi


The mission of the Biological Control of Pests Research Unit (BCPRU) is to conduct basic and applied research on the production and use of biological control agents of agricultural and urban pests, in partnership with industry whenever feasible.  Emphasis is placed on development of in vivo and in vitro mass rearing methods and technology, including technology for harvesting, packaging, storage and distribution of quality-assured biological control agents.  Specific techniques are developed for the use of biological control in the regional management of specific pests. 


Classical biocontrol projects for invasive alien weeds and insect pests are uniquely implemented with the Stoneville Research Quarantine Facility, located adjacent to the National Biological Control Laboratory. 


Dr. Michael Grodowitz -  Research Leader

Vacant - Program Support Asst

59 Lee Road
P.O. Box 67
Stoneville, MS  38776
Ph. 662-686-5487
Fax. 662-686-5281


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Last Modified: 6/4/2015
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