This is the home page for the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program which is part of the University of Guam Cooperative Extension Service. Recently added content is displayed below to give you an idea of what we are currently working on. Please use the left sidebar to search the site for the information you are looking for. For additional help, you may phone the site administrator, Aubrey Moore, at 1-(671)-735-2086.

Radio Australia Interview with Aubrey Moore: Guam's Palms Threatened by Rhino Beetle

Aubrey Moore was interviewed on the Guam rhino beetle situation by Steve Rice, Radio Australia for the Pacific Beat program. Click here to listen to the interview.

PDN Newspaper Article: Guam Infested by Invasive Species

Please see attached file.

Internet Resources for the University of Guam 4H Entomology Course

 

National Geographic Python Hunters TV Show features brown treesnake, monitor lizard, and rhino beetle on Guam

National Geographic Python Hunters TV Show (Season 3 Episode 6; aired May 11, 2012) featured brown treesnake, monitor lizard, and rhino beetle on Guam.

Video: Tree Snake Night Hunt Starring Guam's James Stanford

 

 

PDN Newspaper Article: Rhino Beetle Needs to Be Stopped by Frank Ishizaki

Click here to read an article written by Frank Ishizaki based on info provided in a June 1 presentation for the 10th Annual Workshop on Plant Protection and Quarantine. The workshop was sponsored by USDA-APHIS and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.  It was attended by quarantine officers throughout Micronesia, except for Guam.

Updated Environmental Assessment for the Guam Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Eradication Project

 

An updated Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to evaluate impacts of changes to pest control options for Guam's coconut rhinoceros beetle infestation.

The EA analyzed the impacts of  adding cypermethrin, pyriproxyfen, and the entomopathogen Metarhizium majus to the CRB eradication program in Guam.  Treatments would occur to tree crowns, stumps and larval breeding sites. Cypermethrin treatments could occur to tree crowns, stumps or  larval breeding sites while pyriproxyfen would be  used as a treatment for tree stumps and larval breeding sites.  The entomopathogen, Metarhizium majus, would be  used in treating larval breeding sites where cypermethrin and pyriproxyfen are not used. 

 

The evaluation resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

 

 

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