Submitted to: Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/14/2003
Publication Date: 7/14/2003
Citation: Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Midgarden, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Puche, H. 2003. Strategies at the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (USDA/ARS) for Mitigating Invasive Insect Pests.. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. Interpretive Summary: Abstract only No Interpretive Summary needed.
Technical Abstract: In 1999, entomology at the USDA/ARS, SHRS was directed to take a proactive approach to the mitigation of invasive insects from the Caribbean, Central and South America that threaten U.S. agriculture. The objective of this research is to develop environmentally-safe methods to diminish the risk of introduction of foreign pests into the U.S. This includes reducing the pest pressure at the source and/or improving detection upon entry into the U.S. Studies on the life history, host range, behavior and chemical ecology will provide information that can used in the development of management strategies for these pests.