Accelerating the Dispersal and Impact of the Predatory beetle Laricobius nigrinus against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Adelges tsugae in the 7-County High Country Region of Northwestern North Carolina

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Accelerating the Dispersal and Impact of the Predatory beetle Laricobius nigrinus against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Adelges tsugae in the 7-County High Country Region of Northwestern North Carolina: This project is meant to serve as a catalyst for part of an ongoing regional biocontrol effort focusing on education, field rearing, collection, and redistribution of Laricobius nigrinus, a specific native natural enemy of the HWA. Including collection and establishment of another HWA predator, Scymnus coniferarum (expected to be permitted for field release in May 2012). In the Pacific Northwest, predators, especially Laricobius nigrinus, and Scymnus coniferarum play a critical role in controlling HWA through high rates of predation, and thus allowing trees to remain healthy while at the same time harboring low levels of HWA predators sustainably. The goal of this effort is to replicate that natural complex of predators in the eastern U.S.APHIS is looking to complete six objectives: 1) Monitor the phenology, host specificity, impact, and spread of Laricobius nigrinus populations through periodic beat sheet sampling at the three oldest release sites in northwestern North Carolina, 2) Organize L. nigrinus beetle collections and training sessions for local redistribution efforts, 3) Travel to Seattle area to collect/ship L. nigrinus back to cooperators in the High Country for immediate field release; 4) Release collected beetles into 7 new insectary sites, one per each county in the High Country of NC,5) Use information gained during life history studies to accelerate and improve strategic releases, establishment, numerical distribution, dispersal, and impact of L. nigrinus as a predator of the hemlock woolly adelgid throughout the southern and central Appalachians and, 6) Disseminate data and technology transfer into the appropriate APHIS/Forest Service HWA database and transmit findings at regionally appropriate meetings and appropriate publications.
Federal Grant Title: Accelerating the Dispersal and Impact of the Predatory beetle Laricobius nigrinus against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Adelges tsugae in the 7-County High Country Region of Northwestern North Carolina
Federal Agency Name: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-GRANTS-070312-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.025
CFDA Descriptions: Plant and Animal Disease, Pest Control, and Animal Care
Current Application Deadline: Aug 02, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Aug 02, 2012
Posted Date: Jul 03, 2012
Creation Date: Jul 03, 2012
Archive Date: Sep 01, 2012
Total Program Funding: $60,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
For-profit industries, Land-Grant Universities, Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture, State Agricultural Experiment Stations and State Governments.
Grant Announcement Contact
Eileen Berke Management Analyst Phone 301-851-2856

For problems accessing the application package, email [eileen.m.berke@aphis.usda.gov]
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