2015 Applying integrated pest management
Alaska imports much of its food and horticultural products, which causes a problem with invasive species in the state. Agents and integrated pest management staff at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service worked with producers to help identify and combat these pests. There has also been work on an app which will aid in the identification of pests, as well as traps put in place to help eradicate them. These programs have so far been very successful. After a conference put on by UAF, 70% of attendees said they had used information from previous conferences and 95% of attendees indicated they would use information learned at the conference.
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