NBCI also funds facilitation projects for biological control training, information, communication, and education. It has awarded $1.35 million in grants for biological control implementation projects, education and information projects (including support of students in areas important to biological control and IPM), publications, and support of meetings or workshops over the last four years. Some of the projects supported in the Midwest include: an evaluation of biological control of aphids (Kansas); an evaluation of the quality of commercially available natural enemies (Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue); publication of Pests Have Enemies Too!: Teaching Biological Control to Children (Illinois); publication of Biological Control of Insect and Other Pests of Greenhouse Crops (Wisconsin); and a Biological Control Workshop (Wisconsin).
In addition to these activities, NBCI provides leadership in pest management policy, offering guidance in strategic planning and program development concerning biological control at all national and international scientific and administrative levels. It offers expertise, information, and guidance in rewriting regulations and implementing procedures for introduction, interstate movement, and release into the environment of biological control agents.
If you have any comments or wish to receive more information, contact NBCI at:
|Return to Contents Menu Vol. I No. 4|