FOREIGN EXPLORATION FOR NATURAL ENEMIES OF INVASIVE SPECIES
Project Number: 0212-22000-026-00
Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
Discover, collect and ship biological control agents indentified as high priority by the National Program Staff. Current targets include Saltcedar, Leafy spurge, Giant reed, Asian longhorn beetle, Formosan termite, Japanese beetle, Soybean aphid, Wheat stem sawfly, Canada thistle, Gypsy moth, Olive fruit fly, Emerald ash borer, and Brown marmorated stinkbug.
Provide support for foreign exploration through cooperative agreements to Biological Control Specialists. Collections will be received into official U.S. quarantine facilities after APHIS approval; biological control agents will be provided to cooperating scientists for field release.