National Program 104
VETERINARY, MEDICAL, AND URBAN ENTOMOLOGY
ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT 2007-2011
As this report documents for 2007-2011, NP 104 has made significant contributions to integrated pest management (IPM) and biology of these types of arthropod pests. Progress has been made on development of new insect repellents, new insecticides, and new insect traps. The applied research of our scientists has lead to effective strategies for the integrated control of the Asian tiger mosquito, sand flies, biting midges, mosquitoes, and ticks. NP 104 scientists continue to perform research and development that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of large national efforts for the biological control of imported fire ants, the cattle fever tick eradication program, and maintenance of the barrier against reinvasion of Central and North America by the screwworm fly.
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USDA-ARS National Program 104
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology Assessment Report
February 7, 2013
The Review Panel (RP) met on January 29-30, 2013 to conduct a retrospective review and assessment of USDA-ARS NP 104 Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology research conducted in the period from 2007-2011. The Chair, along with panel member, Capt. Mark Beavers, traveled to Beltsville for the meeting while the other 4 panel members joined by teleconference and webinar. The RP was comprised of five university scientists external to the ARS and a representative of the military. The panel members were hand chosen for their demonstrated knowledge and experience in the five disciplines (components) being reviewed encompassing (1) medical entomology for the public, (2) medical entomology for the military, (3) veterinary entomology of livestock and poultry, (4) pests that damage structures, and (5) fire ants, other invasive ants and household pests.
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