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The SEA-AR program is conducted in cooperation, not only with USDA agencies, but also University of Delaware, Harvard University, Rutgers University, Michigan State University, New Jersey Department of Agriculture and Maryland Department of Agriculture.

FIRE ANTS Mr. WHITTEN. Would you please describe for the Committee all work that you currently have underway in connection with the fire ant? Would you please include the amount of funds budgeted and the number of people assigned to this work?

Dr. BERTRAND. Imported fire ant research is being conducted at the Insects Affecting Man and Animals Research Laboratory, Gainesville, Florida, and at the Imported Fire Ant Research Unit, Gulfport, Mississippi, with field study sites in areas of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. The work at both facilities is closely coordinated with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Plant Protection and Quarantine methods development activities.

Currently, there are six major research thrusts underway: Replacements for mirex; insect growth regulators; pheromones and attractants; biocontrol; economics; and biology-ecology.

Personnel and budgetary resources available for this research at Gainesville are seven scientists and four support personnel with a net budget of $618,000. At Gulfport, there are two scientists, one scientist vacancy, and six support personnel with a budget of $265,000.

Mr. WHITTEN. What is the current status of assigning a researcher to Brazil to study the fire ant? As you know, the Committee has made this recommendation for a number of years now.

Dr. BERTRAND. Contact has been made with appropriate scientists at Brazilian universities and exploratory trips have been made to investigate the possibilities of biocontrol agents. Plans have been made to establish research capability in Brazil. We have State Department approval and will proceed as soon as sufficient funds are available.

RESEARCH PLANS FOR JAPANESE BEETLE Mr. WHITTEN. Please provide for the record an up-to-date status report on what your plans are for fiscal years 1981 and 1982 in connection with research on the Japanese beetle.

Dr. BERTRAND. Our overall objective is to develop more effective methods for control of, and survey for, Japanese beetles; to develop treatments for regulated commodities; and, to supplement present information on ecology and behavior. To this end, our plans for fiscal 1981 and 1982 call for research to develop more effective lures and to improve the procedures for their use. We shall continue our efforts to develop insecticides for use against larvae and adults of the Japanese beetle for general use and application in integrated pest management programs. A program of basic research and innovative approaches to combat the Japanese beetle through the use of feeding deterrents, growth regulators, and other biological procedures will be intensified.

INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTIONS

Mr. WHITTEN. Would you please provide for the record a list of contributions you have received from private industry or from

other sources during the past twelve months? [The information follows:]

Miscellaneous contributed funds

Agricultural Environmental Quality Institute...............................................
Almond Control Board of California.................. --
American Cocoa Research Institute..................................
American Soybean Association Research Foundation.
American Sugarcane League.............................................
Arizona Cotton Planting Seed District...
Atchafalaya Basin Levee District.....
California Raisin Advisory Board....
California State University...................

California Strawberry Advisory Board...
California Tree Fruit Agreement....................
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control
Competitive grant, University of Georgia...................
Competitive grant, Utah State Agricultural College. --
Competitive grant, University of Georgia.......................................................
Cotton Foundation................................

Electric Power Research Institute
Florida Citrus Commission...........................
Florida Department of Natural Resources
Florida Sugarcane League, Inc....................
Friends of the Arboretum.......
Herb Society of America.............

Horticultural Research Institute..
Iceberg Lettuce Advisory Board...
Idaho Potato Commission..........................
Institute of Shortenings and Edible Oils
Kensington University.....
Kidde Consultants........................
Lewis and Clark Regional Council.......
Maryland Department of Agriculture.
Mississippi State University..................
National Cotton Batting Institute...................
National Cottonseed Products Association....
National Grain and Feed..................................
National Livestock and Meat Board........
Oregon Medical Research Foundation....
Plant Protection Institute..........................
Rice Research Board................
South Dakota State University........................
South Florida Water Management District.
L.G. Steinhauer Trust........................................
University of Georgia...
University of Illinois.........
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin.............................
Washington State Potato Commission...............
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission.
Washington Wheat Commission.............................
Woman's National Farm Garden Association. --
World Health Organization................................................................................

Total, miscellaneous contributed funds fiscal year 1980...................

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RESEARCH FACILITIES

Mr. WHITTEN. Would you please provide for the record a listing of the principal types of research and staff-years, by location, for all agricultural research facilities?

Dr. BERTRAND. The Science and Education Administration, Agricultural Research projects are categorized into 10 principal types of research. These 10 principal categories are: Crop Production Efficiency, Animal Production Efficiency, Research on Housing, Marketing Efficiency, Research to Expand Agricultural Exports, Human Health and Safety, Consumer Services, Human Nutrition, Conservation, and Watershed Development. A table of these principal types of research and man-years, by location, for all agricultural research facilities will be provided.

[The information follows:)

77-802 0-814-6

AR OBLIGATIONS AND MAN YEARS BY

LOCATION AND PROGRAMS

Location

Programs

Estimated 1982 Dollars Man-Years

Alabama
Auhurn - Research on plant production

efficiency; animal production efficiency;
and the use and improvement of soil, water
and air...

........ $2,229,500

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Alaska, Palmer
Palmer - Research on plant production

efficiency; and the use and improvement of
soil, water and air...

814,400

110

Arizona
Phoenix - Research on plant production

efficiency; use and improvement of soil,
water and air; and watershed development... 4,504,900
Tuscon - Research on plant production

efficiency; use and improvement of soil,
water and air; and watershed development... 3,264,900
Total, Arizona...

7,769,800

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Arkansas
Booneville - Research on plant production

efficiency.........
Stuttgart - Research on plant production
efficiency......

Tot al. Arkansas......

936,700

212,200 1,148,900

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California
Albany - Research on plant production

efficiency; processing; storage,
distribution and marketing;
research on human health and safety;

and human nutrition...................... 19,408,700
Davis - Research on plant production
efficiency...................

....... 1,426,000 Fresno - Research on plant production

efficiency; processing, storage, distribution and marketing; use and improvement of soil, water and air; and watershed

development................................ 2,823,400 Indio - Research on plant production

efficiency............................... 221,800 Pasadena - Research on processing, storage

distribution and marketing; and plant pro-
duction efficiency........

............... 1,073,000 Riverside - Research on plant production

efficiency; and the use and improvement of

of soil, water and air.................... 2,643,100 Salinas - Research on plant production efficiency.......

....... 1,330,100

Location

Programs

Estimated 1982
Dollars

Man-Years

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San Francisco - Research on human nutrition $1,793,200
Shafter - Research on plant product ion

efficiency; and the use and improvement of
soil, water and air.......

ir....................... 1,079, 300 Tot al, California.............. 31,798,600

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Colorado
Akron - Research on the use and improve-

ment of soil, water and air.............. 550,500 Denver - Research on animal production

efficiency............................... 1,951,500 Fort Collins - Research on plant produce

tion efficiency; improvement of soil, water
and air; and watershed development.... 4,864,400
Total, Colorado

7,366,400

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District of Columbia

Program - Research on plant production..... 2,320,000
Headquarters

Agency Management Services................. 31,460,900
Centrally Financed Programs.......... ..... 13, 290, 700
Subtotal, Headquarters......

44,751,600
Total District of Columbia..... 47,071,600

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308,300

Delaware
Georgetown - Research on animal production

efficiency.......
Newark - Research on plant production
efficiency................................

Total, Delaware........

413,700
722,000

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Florida
Belle Glade - Research on plant production
efficiency............

193, 100
Brooksville - Research on animal production
efficiency.........

226,800 Canal Point - Research on plant production efficiency.......

849,400 Fort Lauderdale - Research on plant production efficiency..........................

519,300 Gainesville - Research on plant production

efficiency; processing, storage, distribution on market ing; the use and improvement of soil, water and air, and human health and safety........

.......... 7,236, noo

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