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USDA encourages the public to protect plants against invasive pests in April


Last updated 4/28/2021 at 1:27pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. The national outreach initiative enlisted the public in the fight against invasive pests. These damaging invaders threaten the nation’s food crops, forests and natural resources. IPPDAM aims to raise public awareness about this threat, which can devastate agriculture, livelihoods and food security.

In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health, APHIS partnered with the North American Plant Protection Organization and Niagara Falls State Par...

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