Wednesday, June 12, 2024

USDA and Smithsonian strengthen scientific partnership

PT Editor — David Strickland

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WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Institution and the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are joining forces to protect U.S. plant health from invasive species. The National Museum of Natural History’s Sant Director Dr. Kirk Johnson and APHIS Associate Deputy Administrator Matthew Rhoads have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU celebrates the expanding relationship between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and APHIS in exotic insect, seed, and plant identification, agricultural quarantine inspection, entomological and botanical curation, and more.

APHIS and the Smithsonian work together to protect agricultural and natural resource health through. . .

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