Potential Invasive Pests Workshop

October 10-14, 2010
Mayfair Hotel
 Miami (Coconut Grove), Florida USA

Sponsored by:   UF IFAS, Center for Tropical Agriculture (CTA)   |   USDA TSTAR   |  APHIS PPQ

Purpose of Workshop

Many arthropods invade continental USA and the Caribbean Region each year, causing significant damage to agriculture and natural environments. In the area(s) of origin or invasion of many of these pests, there have been significant advances in pest identity, host range, geographical distribution, biology, tools for detection and identification. This knowledge must be made available to researchers and regulatory personnel in the USA and the Caribbean Region in order to prevent the pests from becoming established in this area. Control of these pests must be addressed. This workshop will include specialists who would provide sound information on some of the most recent invasive pests and on potential invaders in order to provide researchers, regulatory personnel and growers with the necessary tools to address these potential threats.

A major outcome of the Workshop will be a reference book that will include sections on the major invasive pests with chapters authored by invited speakers and participants.