International Researchers Mobilize Against Risky Stowaway Pests

 
International Researchers Mobilize Against Risky Stowaway Pests

Sometimes there is more to global trade than meets the eye. While consumers and economies may benefit from expanding market opportunities and a seemingly endless array of readily available goods, harmful pests could be lurking as people and products are transported between countries. An international research network, including scientists from the U.S. Forest Service, recently met to share information about how exotic insects, diseases, and plants can move and spread—and threaten agricultural and natural resources. Read more in CompassLive...

Pictured: New Zealand has one the most well developed forest biosecurity programs in the world. These logs at the Port of Tauranga were fumigated prior to export to minimize the chance of accidentally spreading forest pests.

 

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