SyllabusLesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4Lesson 5Lesson 6


Lesson 5: Recovering from a Plant Biosecurity Event

Purpose: By the completion of this lesson, Extension educators will be able provide leadership during the recovery phase of a confirmed plant biosecurity event by communicating with APHIS officials and state specialists, and securing appropriate resource information for producers.

What you will need to teach others about this topic:

  • Anticipated recovery activities following the confirmation of a biosecurity problem, such as quarantines, treatment, eradication programs, and long term control measures

  • APHIS’ roles and responsibilities during the recovery phase

  • Recovery resources from the Extension Disaster Education Network the Integrated Pest Management program

  • Application of GPS technology and GIS software during plant biosecurity recovery efforts

    Presentations, Readings, and Web Site Reviews:

  • USDA/APHIS New Pest Response Guidelines: Spodoptera

  • APHIS/PPQ Pest Detection and Management Programs

  • Grasshopper/Mormon Cricket Background

  • USDA’s Integrated Pest Management program

  • Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers

  • Extension Disaster Education Network Plant and Crop Security page

  • GIS Applications for Plant BioSecurity Management

  • GIS Professionals

Reminder: Each lesson contains links to readings and a complete reference list.

The case study will help you prepare for the knowledge assessment by encouraging you to synthesize and apply what you have learned from the readings in this lesson. After you have read the case materials on soybean rust you should be able to address the case study questions without difficulty. Soybean rust is an airborne fungal disease of soybeans and other hosts, impacting growers and demanding the attention of agricultural officials.

Last Updated:  06/24/2010