Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Giant African Land Snail Program in Florida - Latest News

Giant African Land Snail Program in Florida - The Latest News
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) and the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS-PPQ) are working hard to prevent the Giant African Land Snail's establishment in the continental U.S. 
 Educators interested in ready-to-go information on the Giant African Land Snail can download a scripted presentation (-script includes detailed speaker notes with reference background information) on the Protect U.S. website  Go to 'scripted presentations.'  Authors of the scripted presentation are Stocks (UF), White-McClean (FDACS-DPI), and Hodges (UF).  Presentations on Protect U.S. are periodically updated as appropriate.  A link to an interactive, e-learning module is also provided on the Protect U.S. site. The Protect U.S. project is co-coordinated by the University of Florida and the University of Illinois, and is a National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) and Regional IPM Center partner project.  The formation of Protect U.S. was funded by the 10201 Farm Bill.