Lesson 6 Knowledge Assessment & Resources

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Knowledge Assessment
When you have completed the readings and presentations for this lesson, you should proceed to the online, multiple-choice knowledge assessment. Your score gives you an indication of how well you have comprehended the materials and your readiness to teach the materials to others. If you do not attain the benchmark score of 80 percent or better, you may retake the assessment. Follow this link to the Assessments section, then select the Lesson Six Assessment button to the right.

Definitions and Acronyms

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Definitions

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Acronyms

Answer Key to Lesson Six Study Guide

If you were unable to locate an answer to a question on the study guide, you may click on this Answer Key to learn which presentation or reading corresponds to that question. To obtain a copy of the Answer Key, click here:
Lesson 6 Study Guide Key

Related Resources

Safeguarding American Plant Resources: A Stakeholder Review of the APHIS PPQ Safeguarding System
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/safeguarding/index.shtml

Note: The original report is 133 pages. The summary document is 40 pages. Both documents are available at this site. Remember that the time it takes to open sizeable documents depends on your connection speed and your computer’s speed and memory.

National Plant Board PPQ Safeguarding Study
http://www.safeguarding.org/

This Web site allows the public to view APHIS’ strategic plans, progress toward implementation, and measurable outcomes resulting from the Safeguarding American Plant Resources recommendations.

North American Plant Protection Organization
http://www.nappo.org/

NAPPO is a regional, nonprofit organization that coordinates efforts among Canada, the United States, and Mexico to protect plant resources from the entry, establishment, and spread of regulated plant pests, while also facilitating intra/interregional trade.

National Plant Board
http://nationalplantboard.org/

Biosecurity for Agriculture and Food Production-United Nations FAO
http://www.fao.org/biosecurity

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy-Agricultural Biosecurity
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/biosecurity/ag-biosec/index.html

Protecting Plant Health in a Global Environment
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/mac.shtml

Agroterrorism: What is the Threat and What Can Be Done About It?
http://rand.org/publications/RB/RB7565/RB7565.pdf

Agricultural Bioterrorism: A Federal Strategy to Meet the Threat
http://www.ndu.edu/inss/McNair/mcnair65/01_toc.htm

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Protecting the Food Supply
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fsbtact.html

Note: FDA works closely with the states and other food safety, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies to strengthen the U.S. food safety and security system.

Progress Report Details Ongoing Efforts To Enhance The Nation's Food Security
http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2003pres/20030723.html

Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
http://www.foodsafety.gov/

Rural Security Planning: Protecting Family, Friends, and Farm
http://www.btny.purdue.edu/Pubs/PPP/PPP-64.pdf

Extension professionals at Purdue University have compiled an excellent guide for rural security planning. While some of the language is specific to Indiana, the concepts are widely applicable.

FEMA Mitigation
http://www.fema.gov/government/mitigation.shtm

Resources from Abroad

National Banana Industry Biosecurity Plan
http://www.planthealthaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?objectid=5C056BF6-B61F-1258-6EADBB292CFEA119

Note: Although these materials were developed in Australia, they are good examples of the scope of issues that should be addressed to protect plant health. Importantly, these documents also demonstrate that safeguarding plant heath is truly a global effort.

Lesson Six References
For a list of the references that were used to develop this lesson, click here: References

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Last Updated:  06/08/2010