BIRU

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AcronymDefinition
BIRUBrain Injury Rehabilitation Unit
BIRUBeneficial Insects Research Unit (United States Department of Agriculture)
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Intensive collaborative research by university, industry, and government scientists, including teams from three ARS laboratories--the Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory (YARL) in Wapato, Washington; the Vegetable and Forage Crops Research Laboratory (VFCRL) in Prosser, Washington; and the Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) in Weslaco, Texas--narrowed the list of likely suspects to a fastidious (nonculturable) bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, and the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, as its insect accomplice or "vector.
Pfannenstiel and technicians at the Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) in Weslaco have done day and night field tests on insects feeding on lepidopteran eggs in cotton, corn, and soybean.
Pfannenstiel is in the USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit, 2413 E.
Whole riparian forests have been displaced by Arundo, and you rarely see birds or any wildlife in these dense patches of the weed," says John Goolsby, an entomologist at the Agricultural Research Service's Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) in Weslaco, Texas.
He's the acting research leader for ARS's Honey Bee Research Unit in Weslaco, Texas, and heads ARS's Beneficial Insects Research Unit, also in Weslaco.
Pfannenstiel, who is in the Beneficial Insects Research Unit at Weslaco, Texas, does most of his work on cotton and the pests that plague it, such as bollworm and beet armyworm.
Fortunately, ARS scientists, led by Enrique Cabanillas, an entomologist in the Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU), at Weslaco, Texas, may be on the verge of a major biological control breakthrough.
Since 2000, scientists in the ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit (BIRU) at Weslaco, Texas, have been looking for a disease-causing agent, or pathogen, that can stop Varroa mites.
Jones, USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit, Weslaco, Texas; phone (956) 969-4851, e-mail wjones@weslaco.
florus attacking the leafroller," recalls Pfannenstiel, who has been a full-time scientist with ARS's Beneficial Insects Research Unit in Weslaco, Texas, since June 2000.
As leader of the ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit, Weslaco, Texas, Jones directs an international effort to find nonchemical methods to help stop this invasive leafhopper.
The ARS Beneficial Insects Research Unit in Weslaco, Texas, is helping fund the Hurlingham studies.