FAMU Researchers Tackle Invasive Pests

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A huge grant is going to researchers at Florida A&M University who help control the pest population.

FAMU's Center for Biological Control is receiving $1 million a year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Agriculture Research Service.

The money is used to find environmentally friendly ways of dealing with invasive pests that cost farmers millions of dollars each year.

"If we can find the natural enemies and bring them in to help control the pests, then a major problem frequently becomes a minor problem," said Benn Marshall, a scientist with FAMU's Biological Control Center.

FAMU researchers in Panama City will study to solve pest management concerns relating to mosquitoes and other biting flies.