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About the Lab


Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Lab, Newark, Delaware, USA


Before moving to the Agricultural campus of theUniversity of Delaware in 1973, this unit, then known as the Beneficial Insects Research Laboratory, was located at Moorestown, NJ. Successful projects completed since the laboratory was moved to Newark include the following:



Since moving to Newark, we have benefited from the availability of university facilities and interactions with the faculty. Many support services are obtained under the terms of a research support agreement with the University of Delaware. In addition, we currently have specific cooperative agreements with Delaware State University (Dover), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), Chinese Academy of Forestry (Beijing), and Warsaw Institute of Forestry (Warsaw Poland), Texas A&M University, University of Minnesota, Illinois Natural History Survey (Champaign-Urbana), and University of Vermont (Burlington), as well as informal cooperation with other land grant colleges and universities. Over the years, we have cooperated closely with many state, federal, and international organizations. A partial listing includes the following:


State: New Jersey Dept. Of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Dept. Of Environ. Res., Virginia Dept. Agric. & Consumer Safety, Delaware Dept. Agric.

Federal: Animal and Health Plant Inspection Service, Forest Service

International: International Organization for Biological Control, CSIRO, Forestry Canada, Agriculture Canada.


Laboratory Brochure (PDF file) (Print page 2 on back of page 1 and fold page 2 inward at panels to make trifold brochure.)

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