Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: USDA-ARS extension activities in medical, veterinary and urban entomology Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/26/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Within the USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), National Program 104 conducts research on veterinary, medical, and urban entomology. The goal of this program is to develop more effective methods of preventing or suppressing insects, ticks, and mites that affect animal and human well-being. Research is focused on sensory ecology, problems associated with higher flies, geographic information systems and spatial analysis, and invasive species. Each of these research areas represents a group of interests that cut across the efforts of multiple research management units. The research of selected units, located across the U.S., will be described. Technology transfer of research results and new products are a key activity to support key stakeholders and ultimately to improve the health and well-being of humans and animals. Linkages with partner federal agencies such as other USDA-ARS National Program Areas, the USDA-Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense enhance and improve the ability of National Program 104 to solve agricultural problems associated with many kinds of pests.