We were please receiving two (2) Certificate of Recognition for our research last May during the 3rd Research Academy Symposium: “Research and Innovation as Accelerators of New Opportunities in Puerto Rico”, held at Guanajibo Research and Innovation Park, Mayaguez. These Certificates stated – “In recognition for your outstanding dedication and contribution to research and innovation endeavours during the 2014-2015 year and therefore, broadening the campus research vision.”
The first Recognition was for our collaborative work on Coffee Berry Borer, a main invasive pest attacking the coffee in the island. On this work we at Agricultural Experimental Station have a key partnership with Dr. Paul Bayman (microbiology) at Univ. Puerto Rico – Río Piedras and Dr. Stephen Rehner (mycology) at USDA-ARS, Maryland. Several students have been collaborating on this research enterprise that is looking to provide to the farmers better control practices for the control of the pest.
The second Recognition was for a partnership developed at UPR-AES to deal with Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), a destructive invasive bacterial disease that is severely affecting the citrus cultivation around the world and during the last 5 years has spread throughout the island. This research have a strong component of education and also is a join effort with AES- Agricultural Extension Service and Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture and USDA-APHIS.
We share the recognition with all collaborators and agencies that support our work.
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