The Center for Biological Control is a unique partnership between Florida A&M University, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Established in 1999, the Center has continued to successfully deliver on its mission to: generate, apply and transfer innovative, ecologically based solutions to pest problems affecting agriculture, natural resources, and human health while developing the human capacity for continued future innovation.


Faculty members of the Center have developed a biologically-based control strategy for the two major pests of honey bees, the Varroa mite and the small hive beetle. Research outcome from the Center plays a key role in offshore mitigation of destructive invasive species such the red palm weevil in the Caribbean (a high risk threat to US Agriculture).

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Sustainability @ FAMU

Sustainability at Florida A&M University is about the teaching, research and application of environmental and resource stewardship so people and planet prosper. The Sustainability Institute serves as the hub of all sustainability-related efforts at the university, bringing students, staff, faculty and the community together around creative collaborations.

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