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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Overseas Biological Control Labs
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The ARS overseas biological control laboratories (OBCL) conduct research projects to search for, identify, evaluate, and prioritize potential biological control agents for use against invasive species, with emphasis on species invasive to the U.S., and to continue to buffer screwworm from returning to the United States.    

Notable progress in fiscal year 2016: 

• European Biological Control Laboratory (EBCL)
• Australian Biological Control Laboratory (ABCL)
• Sino-American Biological Control Laboratory (Sino-ABCL)
• FueDEI (South America)
• Screwworm Unit Laboratory at the Screwworm Production Facility, Pacora Panama

OBCL Newsletter

Last Modified: 9/8/2017
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