How Our Scientific Support Lab Strengthens OurDomestic and Emergency Programs

How Our Scientific Support Lab Strengthens Our
Domestic and Emergency Programs

This month, PPQ and You continues its Science and Technology (S&T) laboratory article series by spotlighting the​ Domestic and Emergency Scientific Support​ (DESS) team—formerly known as the National Science Program Group.

“Our team is a bit different from a typical laboratory staff,” explains DESS Director Tara Holtz. “The majority of our work is done in collaboration with other S&T scientists, PPQ partners, and outside cooperators. We provide scientific leadership and cross-cutting coordination to help PPQ effectively respond, manage, and solve pest issues.” Read more.

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About Plant Protection Today

Every day, USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) employees collaborate with many partners,​ cooperators, and stakeholders to protect plant health.​ To stay on the leading edge, PPQ explores scientific frontiers, develops new plant protection methods, and makes critical advancements. These efforts safeguard our nation’s agricultural and natural resources while facilitating the safe global trade of agricultural products.​ Plant Protection Today​ highlights some of​ PPQ’s most successful and impactful programs and activities.​ Please send your feedback and comments​ to:

PPQ.Plant.Protection.Today@usda.gov

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