New technical resources available on IPPC Resources page

Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017, 03:00

Three new technical resource contributions have been reviewed by the Capacity Development Committee and posted in the ‘Contributed Resources’ section of the Phytosanitary Resources page. Thanks to the generous contribution of USDA/APHIS, the IPPC community can now access the following phytosanitary resources.

The Pacific Ant Project Training Manual: Surveillance for Invasive Forest Ants is the first in a series of training manuals designed to provide useful information relating to prevention, surveillance, identification and management of invasive forest ants in the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii. Forestry and other agencies from each country are collaborators in this project. The training manual is designed to provide the user with some basic information on:

• The Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia auropunctata)

• A step-by-step guide to conducting a survey to detect new species of invasive ants

• A series of how-to guides for operating a Garmin® GPS unit

• Some guidelines for the management and storage of data

The Oriental Fruit Fly Cooperative Eradication Program Environmental Assessment (Miami-Dade County, Florida Environmental Assessment September 2015) analyzes the environmental consequences of alternatives for Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) eradication since 1984. This document analyzes from a site-specific perspective environmental issues relevant to this particular program. The eradication measures being considered for this program were discussed and comprehensively analyzed within APHIS’ fruit fly chemical risk assessments (APHIS, 2015a, 2014a, 2003, 1999, 1998a, and 1998b).

The Provisional List of Suitable Host Plants of Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) summarizes the 432 fruit-bearing plant species belonging to 73 families and 210 genera and constitutes the provisional list of federally regulated host plants of B. dorsalis until a thorough host review is completed. Hosts plants included thus far in this provisional list have recorded infestations by B. dorsalis under natural field conditions.

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