Thursday, August 04, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proclaimed August as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.”


·         For the second year APHIS will engage the public during August to increase understanding about the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases, and harmful weeds pose to America’s agricultural and natural resources.

·         These destructive pests can jeopardize the livelihood of our farmers, ranchers, and foresters, and they can forever alter our natural landscape.  That’s why preventing foreign pests and diseases from entering the United States is APHIS’ number one priority.

·         We’re asking every American who can to help us fight invasive pests.

Stay tuned to learn more about what invasive species are and how they get here.


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