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Research

USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Fire ants damage crops, livestock, and electronics, and sting people. This cooperative project aims to control the fire ant population in participating states through enhanced biocontrol rather than chemical insecticides.

University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources.

A directory of current research related to integrated pest management of the glassy-winged sharpshooter and the diseases it vectors.

Fruit fly

USDA, Agricultural Research Service; University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service; Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Areawide management program with educational programs for growers; aims to develop and implement envirnomentally acceptable, biologically based, sustainable pest management strategies to reduce the use of pesticides.

Fire Ant

USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology

Focuses on developing integrated management strategies for imported fire ants and other emerging urban pest insects. Research areas include areawide control strategies; biological control agents; baits; repellents; pheromone chemistry; and other means.

Lady beetle preying on an aphid

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Research at the Laboratory centers on the development of new, cost-effective and sustainable strategies for controlling native insect pests and newly-introduced invasive species.