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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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STANLEY, DAVID W
Research Leader
david.stanley@ars.usda.gov
(573) 876-8301
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INSECTS
1503 S PROVIDENCE, RESEARCH PK
Columbia MO 65211

Mission:
The mission of BCIRL (Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory) is to discover, develop and refine principles and methods to effectively use biological control agents for the management of pest populations of insects and weeds. Specifically included in this mission are evaluation and enhancement of the activity, safety and production of effective beneficial pathogens, parasitoids and predators for biological control. BCIRL objectives are part of a larger ARS initiative to integrate the use of biological control agents into sustainable pest management systems.

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