Veterinary Pest Genomics Center
The Veterinary Pest Genomics Center (VPGC) is an initiative within the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The vision for this initiative is to leverage big data solutions to evaluate risk from, and develop mitigations for invasive and other economically important veterinary pests. The introduction of invasive veterinary pests is accelerated by global change, including anomalies related to climate variability. An important aspect of this effort is to foster an innovation ecosystem involving the network of laboratories directly linked to ARS National Program 104 (Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology), and related locations, in a way that allows ARS to leverage its scientific talent and other research assets.
To learn more about VPGC go to the following website: https://data.nal.usda.gov/veterinary-pest-genomics-center
The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a website called Controlling Bedbugs. This site provides information on prevention, identification, and treating bed bugs.
To view the website click here.
NEW INSECTICIDES FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL
The Departments of Defense and Agriculture are working together to develop new insecticides for mosquito control. To read about the latest technologies being developed click here (pdf; 3.1Mb)
NATIONAL PROGRAM 104 FEATURED IN USDA ARS AGRICULTUAL RESEARCH MAGAZINE
ISSUE DECEMBER/NOVEMBER 2012
Keeping Our Troops Safe From Insects, pages 2, 4-14
To read more about the collaborative research efforts for the Deployed War-fighter Program (pdf; 8.9Mb), click here.