May 13, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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RESEARCH ACADEMY SYMPOSIUM

Transforming Challenges in Opportunities: Impelling the Research and Creative Work in the RUM. For the second year our laboratory was invited and took part of the activities organized by the Research Academy for Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows at UPR-Mayaguez.  Last year Dr. Rodrigues was invited as a speaker on ” Building

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May 01, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Newspaper “El Nuevo Día” featured the opening of our Center for Quarantine & Invasive Species

One of the main newspapers in the Caribbean region, “El Nuevo Día” featured in article by the journalist  Rut N. Tellado Domenech the work and opening ceremony of the Center for Excellence in Quarantine & Invasive Species,  emphasising the multidisciplinary and mutiagency approach of this initiative to proactively address invasive

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April 01, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Simposio de Agroecologia, UPR-Utuado

El pasado 28 de marzo del 2014 se llevo a cabo el VII Simposio de Agroecología en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Utuado. En dicha actividad estuvimos presentando algunos de los proyectos como parte de nuestro compromiso de divulgación.  Gracias al comité organizador por la invitación a este simposio,

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March 17, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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GeoAmbiente produced TV program on Invasive Species

Our laboratory collaborated with a TV program produced by GeoAmbiente team coordinated by Maria Falcon.  It presented the issue of invasive species and their impact on agriculture and natural landscape.  The program will be presented March 18th, 8:30PM, by Sistema TV http://sistematv.com/programas-locales/geoambiente?A=WebApp&CCID=32923&Page=2&Items=6

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March 17, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog
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GeoAmbiente produced TV program on Invasive Species

Our laboratory collaborated with a TV program produced by GeoAmbiente team coordinated by Maria Falcon.  It presented the issue of invasive species and their impact on agriculture and natural landscape.  The program will be presented March 18th, 8:30PM, by Sistema TV http://sistematv.com/programas-locales/geoambienteA=WebApp&CCID=32923&Page=2 Items=6

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March 16, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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The Center program opening

The Mission The center’s mission is to develop expertise, promote education and generate tools  to aid in the quarantine and  mitigation of  invasive species and support sound decision-making. Justification  Invasive pest species are affecting Puerto Rico, USA and  the world’s agriculture, forests and natural areas, causing billions of dollars of

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February 13, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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¡Reservar la fecha! Inauguración del Centro de Cuarentena / Save de date! Inauguration of the Quarantine Center

Próximo 18 de marzo de 2014, 9:30AM, se dará la inauguración de las facilidades del Centro de Excelencia en Cuarentena y Especies Invasivas, dentro del Centro de Investigaciones en Río Piedras (Estación Experimental Agrícola), Jardín Botánico Sur, Universidad de Puerto Rico.   In March 18th 2014, 9:30AM, we will have the inauguration of

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January 22, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Distinguished Plant Virologist, Prof. Judith Brown visited UPR.

Dra. Brown, Professor, School of Plant Sciences at The University of Arizona visited our laboratory during the week of Dec 14th.   Dra Judy examined the brand new quarantine lab facility and greenhouses reconverted by partnership between USDA/APHIS and UPR. Collaborative work was discussed addressing virus issues affecting legumes, grasses, and

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January 17, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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UPR students of Botany volunteered at UPR-USDA/APHIS join program

UPR students of Botany volunteered at UPR-USDA/APHIS join program  As part of the course of Botany at University of Puerto Rico with Prof. Gladys Nazario, students have to get involved in practical activities outside the classroom.  On November 26 to 27th, 7 students (Marlene Sobrino (course tutor), Zoelie Rivera Ocasio

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December 12, 2013 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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“False Spider mites and their impact to global agriculture and trade” at International Congress of Acarology (Japan, 2014)

Our laboratory accepted the invitation and is organizing a symposium on “False Spider mites and their impact to global agriculture and trade” at International Congress of Acarology.  The ICA will be held in Japan in August 2014.  This efforts is in collaboration Dr. Pena (Univ. Florida) and with colleagues from other

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