Intensive collaborative research by university, industry, and government scientists, including teams from three ARS laboratories--the Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory (YARL) in Wapato, Washington; the Vegetable and Forage Crops Research Laboratory (VFCRL) in Prosser, Washington; and the Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) in Weslaco, Texas--narrowed the list of likely suspects to a fastidious (nonculturable) bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, and the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, as its insect accomplice or "vector.
What does BIRU stand for?
BIRU stands for Beneficial Insects Research Unit (United States Department of Agriculture)
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Pfannenstiel and technicians at the Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) in Weslaco have done day and night field tests on insects feeding on lepidopteran eggs in cotton, corn, and soybean.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Whole riparian forests have been displaced by Arundo, and you rarely see birds or any wildlife in these dense patches of the weed," says John Goolsby, an entomologist at the Agricultural Research Service's Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) in Weslaco, Texas.
Since 2000, scientists in the ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) at Weslaco, Texas, have been looking for a disease-causing agent, or pathogen, that can stop Varroa mites.
Jones, USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit, Weslaco, Texas; phone (956) 969-4851, e-mail wjones@weslaco.
florus attacking the leafroller," recalls Pfannenstiel, who has been a full-time scientist with ARS's Beneficial Insects Research Unit in Weslaco, Texas, since June 2000.
As leader of the ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit, Weslaco, Texas, Jones directs an international effort to find nonchemical methods to help stop this invasive leafhopper.
The ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit in Weslaco, Texas, is helping fund the Hurlingham studies.