The USDA APHIS PPQ Offshore Pest Information System is a structured, risk-focused process designed to collect, synthesize/analyze, communicate and utilize relevant information about targeted exotic plant pests. Implementation of an information system provides the knowledge necessary to combat these offshore plant pest enemies and enables APHIS to meet its mission element of "safeguarding resources from exotic invasive pests and diseases." This enables the Agency to deal with foreign enemies of our agricultural and environmental resources on an ongoing basis, so that it can respond quickly and effectively to imminent pest threats.
Keywords: computer database, quarantine pests
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