Extension agents at the University of Guam College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) work with the public to assist with finding information about healthy food choices, how to grow plants and vegetables, how to trap coconut rhinoceros beetles, and more. Extension Associate Phoebe Wall has been helping various individuals and groups around the island […]
University of Guam, College of Natural & Applied Sciences (CNAS) researchers and extension agents were recently awarded $160,000 in several grants that will assist Guam farmers, gardeners and coconut lovers. The monies were allocated from the USDA Farm Bill 2016 Plant Pest and Disease and Disaster Prevention Program. Dr. Robert Schlub and his team (Roger […]
Coconut rhinoceros beetles were first discovered on Guam in 2007. Adults kill palms when they bore into crowns to feed on sap. Rhino beetle larvae feed only on dead plant material at breeding sites and they do no damage. In order to eradicate rhino beetles, all breeding sites must be found and destroyed. Four dogs […]
This is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. CNAS scientists Aubrey Moore and Roland Quitugua, who are Invasive Species Council members, were on hand for the Guam proclamation signing. Guam PDN article KUAM article
Roland Quitugua featured on KUAM News outlining 2016 plans for CRB control. Good information on where Guam is at this time regarding this invasive insect. Click here for KUAM story
The University of Guam College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences recently released the sixth volume of the online peer-reviewed publication: Pacific Asia Inquiry – Multidisciplinary Perspectives. CNAS Extension Agent III/Assistant Professor Gena A. Rojas contributed an essay exploring the experiences of Chuukese women as they uproot and relocate their families to Guam. Spaces to Speak: An Interdisciplinary Approach […]
University of Guam graduate student’s research on Micronesian mantas has spawned a new non-profit – Micronesian Conservation Coalition (MCC), with several community outreach programs on Guam and the region as well as the annual Manta Mania event taking place this month in Yap. Master of Science in Biology candidate, Julie Sawbulyal Britsch Hartup jumped into […]
The Guam Invasive Species Advisory Committee voices its concern regarding the risks of introducing invasive species to Guam via Christmas tree importation. Click here to read Guam Daily Post article.
KUAM News interviews Roland Quituqua regarding the upsurge in rhino beetle population and how to protect Guam’s niyok trees with tekken nets over green waste piles. Click here to watch the video.
The third Guam Beekeepers Association (GBA) monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 7pm-8pm at the University of Guam (UOG). This meeting is open to all bee enthusiasts on Guam in order to share ideas and information on raising bees in the tropics. “The Guam Beekeepers Association’s first meeting was held in September […]