Subtropical Agricultural Research Center faces closure

Hawkes, Logan
October 2011
Southwest Farm Press;10/6/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the anticipated closure of the Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center (SARC) in Weslaco, Texas, operated by the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS), due to congressional budget cuts in the country. It notes the risk of the closure on the introduction of invasive species that would affect the national commerce and food supply. It also highlights the role of the center in field research on preventing against subtropical pests and diseases.


Related Articles

  • Sponsored Issue Acknowledgments.  // Rangelands;Apr2014, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p2 

    Organizations that the author would like to thank for sponsoring the April 1, 2014 issue of "Rangelands" are presented, which include the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service's Jornada Experimental Range and the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station.

  • Mayaguez lab helps farmers in the tropics. Sotomayor-Rios, Antonio; Irizarry, Heber // Agricultural Research;Jan1995, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p4 

    Focuses on the efforts of the United States Agriculture Research Service to assist farmers in the tropics through the Tropical Agricultural Research Station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Introduction of banana plants in Puerto Rico from Honduras; Development of improved varieties of crops; Contact...

  • A River Runs Through It. Comis, Don // Agricultural Research;Jul2004, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p4 

    Discusses the research tools used by the scientists at the laboratory-and-office facility of the U.S. Agricultural Research Service's Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Staff of the research facility; Sources of funding for the facility; Annual budget of the facility; Major...

  • Safekeeping Fungi That Protect Plants Against Pets. Pons, Luis // Agricultural Research;Apr2003, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p8 

    Reports on the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Collection of Entomopathogenic Fungal Cultures (ARSEF). Description of the collection; Mission of the ARS Plant Protection Research Unit; Information on how the collection grew.

  • ARS Human Nutrition Laboratories.  // Food & Nutrition Research Briefs;Oct2011, p10 

    A list of U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) human nutrition laboratories is presented which include the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, the Western Human Nutrition Research Center, and the Children's Nutritional Research Center.

  • New ARS building dedicated.  // Southwest Farm Press;5/6/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p5 

    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has dedicated a new research and administrative building on the grounds of Colorado State University's Natural Resources Research Center. The new facility is home to three ARS research laboratories the Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, the Water...

  • New ARS building dedicated.  // Western Farm Press;5/1/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p23 

    Reports that the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has dedicated a new research and administrative building on the grounds of Colorado State University's Natural Resources Research Center. Use of the ARS research laboratories; Number of employees who will work in the building; Dimension of...

  • A New World of Watermelon. Pons, Luis // Agricultural Research;Dec2004, Vol. 52 Issue 12, p10 

    Focuses on the developments in watermelon research at the South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory of the U.S. Agricultural Research Service in Lane, Oklahoma. Development of low-sugar watermelons; Research on determining whether there is a critical sugar content concentration necessary...

  • Talking a Tough Trio. Stelljes, Kathryn Barry // Agricultural Research;Nov2001, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p9 

    Deals with the United States Agricultural Research Service's Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit based at the Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California. Target weed species of the unit's biological control research; Objectives of the research project.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics