Cooperative Extension Service
Working with clientele and partners to advance research based knowledge through extension and higher education. The Cooperative Extension Service at the Unviersity of Guam includes two components:
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)
unit is the center for agricultural information and technical expertise in the Western Pacific region. The unit employs state of the art technology, interdisciplinary teamwork, collaboration with public and private sectors and interactive education to achieve significant improvements in the agricultural industry, the economy and social environments of Guam and the Pacific islands.
The primary mission of the ANR Unit is to work with its clientele and partners to advance research based knowledge through extension and higher education in the food and agricultural sciences and related environmental and human sciences to benefit people and communities in Guam and the Pacific islands. The program thrusts of ANR are carried out through Plans of Work designed by ANR faculty to address issues faced by the community as well as other individual/community educational and informational needs.
- Pest Diagnostics - We identify pests (insects, plant pathogens, weeds, etc) and provide control recommendations. We have online fact sheets for most of the common pests found on Guam, and a list of pests for each crop.
- The Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory has provided analytical services to the Guam community and the Micronesian region for approximately 20 years. Clients of this laboratory have included farmers, home gardeners, golf courses, contractors, federal and local government agencies, schools, researchers, and landscapers.
Publications and Online Resources
Jane Mendiola, Administrative Assistant
Bob Barber, Program Leader