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 […]
The Veteran and New Farmer Program is designed to educate and guide individuals and veterans interested in becoming a farmer (subsistence, market garden or commercial). A six-week hands-on training for individuals interested in getting started in agriculture, by learning “Best Management Practices” in farm planning, production and risk management will be starting soon! This series […]
UOG researchers, Dr. Aubrey Moore and Roland Quitugua, in collaboration with Paul Bassler, Guam’s former Director of Agriculture, Dr. Russell Campbell, Guam’s former Territorial Entomologist, and Dr. Trevor Jackson, AgResearch New Zealand have published a journal article showing that the coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) which has invaded Guam is behaving differently to other CRB populations. […]
This PDN article documents the plight of local weavers who are having a hard time finding coconut palm fronds to practice their art. Please click here to read the article. According the PDN article, “The government of Guam has failed to fully implement Public Law 31-43, meant to bolster the fight against invasive species”. Public […]
Do you enjoy putting honey on your buñelos dågu? Do you need pollinators for your garden? Do you ever wonder how bees make honey? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to attend the first Guam Beekeepers Association meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 30th at the University of […]
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The coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, that has been attacking coconut trees on Guam since it was first discovered on the island in 2007 has proven to be voracious and tenacious. The coconut rhinoceros beetle, is a major pest of coconut palm, oil palm and other palm species. Palms are damaged when adult beetles […]