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    Another mainstream press article in today's (July 6) Athens Banner Herald.
    http://onlineathens.com/stories/0706...80706053.shtml
    Last edited by beemandan; 07-06-2008 at 01:24 PM.
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    For more information about the 19 co-investigators on this grant and their specific research objectives, check out this document.

    http://agriculture.house.gov/testimo.../Delaplane.doc

    The team comprising our CAP project represents 17 institutions including 14 land-grant universities, one 1890 school, one ARS lab, and one state lab. Eleven of the 19 team members have whole or partial appointments in agricultural extension. Thus, the CAP knowledge delivery component is integral to the makeup of the team.

    Here are the objectives of our project:

    Determine and mitigate causes of CCD: study the interactive effects of disease agents (pathogens, parasites) and environmental factors (pesticides, nutrition) on honey bee health.
    Incorporate traits that help honey bees resist pathogens and parasitic mites and increase genetic diversity of commercially available stocks.
    Improve conservation and management of non-Apis pollinators by identifying new or emerging pathogens and parasites, abiotic stresses, and practices that optimize their pollinating efficacy.
    Deliver research knowledge to client groups by developing a technology transfer program for queen breeders and a literature on Best Management and Conservation Practices for managed pollinators and queen breeders as an eXtension Community of Practice.

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    Both links are very interesting! Here is the link to the full
    Thursday, June 26, 2008 – 10:00 a.m CCD
    House Ag. Committee hearing.
    http://agriculture.house.gov/hearings/statements.html

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    SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS AFFECTING HEALTH OF MANAGED BEES

    Project Summary

    http://cris.csrees.usda.gov/cgi-bin/...format=WEBLINK

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    they have really set some ambitious goals!
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