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EPA Awards $100,000 to Texas A and M for Environmental Studies

Release Date: 07/14/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – July 14, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $100,000 to the Texas A and M College of Agriculture Life and Sciences to develop a database and real-time monitoring system in an attempt to control the cotton bollworm. The web-based, information delivery system will monitor and analyze the effectiveness of a pyrethroid insecticide when used on the cotton bollworm. Pyrethroid insecticides function as a toxin which paralyzes the insect. The project will allow landowners to decide if incorporating pyrethroid insecticides is beneficial to controlling these insects while protecting the environment.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio/071408_texasaandm

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