Lesson 6: Mitigating the Potential for a Plant Biosecurity Problem or Agroterrorism Event
Purpose: By explaining how the federal government helps to safeguard the U.S. food supply, Extension educators will be able to motivate agricultural producers, workers, and other appropriate individuals to participate in local plant biosecurity mitigation efforts.
What you will need to teach others about this topic:
Presentations, Readings, and Web Site Reviews:
Reminder: Each lesson contains links to readings and a complete reference list.
Final Case Study and Course Synthesis:
This final case study encourages you to synthesize and apply what you have learned from the readings throughout this course. After you have read the case materials on Spodoptera, you should be able to address the synthesis questions without difficulty, based upon what you have learned from this course. Spodoptera is prevalent in many parts of the world with yield losses as high as 75 percent. The threat of Spodoptera is heightened by its attractiveness to agroterrorists—it holds the potential for causing a catastrophic pest outbreak in the U.S.
Last Updated: 09/02/2009