Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 18, 2004
Publication Date: July 26, 2004
Citation: Hall, D.G., Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L., Mckenzie, C.L., Shatters, R.G. 2004. Overview of the usda-ars subtropical insects research unit, ft. pierce, florida. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: The Subtropical Insects Research Unit (SIRU) was officially established by the USDA-ARS in 1972 and physically positioned with the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory in Orlando, Florida. This large laboratory was moved to new facilities in Ft. Pierce during 2000. The Unit's original research mission was to reduce economic losses to invasive arthropod pests of citrus and later expanded to include pests of vegetables and ornamental plants. This presentation reviews current research activities by SIRU and provides an organizational overview of SIRU and other research units within ARS.