CFTEPCattle Fever Tick Eradication Program (USDA)
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"CFTEP personnel are the only ones who can officially detect and report cattle Lever tick infestations, which triggers statutory procedures for eradication.
In 1938, as part of the USDA Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program (CFTEP), a permanent quarantine area, or buffer zone, was established in southern Texas in a narrow, 500-mile-long area along the Rio Grande River.
For almost 49 years, the ARS Knipling-Bushland Livestock Insects Research Laboratory in Kerrville, Texas, along with its satellite worksite at Moore Field in southern Texas, has been charged with providing technical support to CFTEP.