At all levels, some projects have reached a completion date. Here are some examples of completed projects
Data Archival and Retrieval Tool Project (DART)
Description: The purpose of the DART project is to archive data from completed Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) documents. These data include pest distribution, host association and risk ratings for analyzed pests. Additionally, the system archives all PRA documents within the GPDD.
Impact: The outcome of this project makes risk analysis data more available for PPQ and state cooperators.
NCSU-APHIS Plant Pest Forecasting System (NAPPFAST) and Exotic Pest Risk Mapping and Analysis
Description: The NCSU/APHIS Plant Pest Forecast System (NAPPFAST) is a joint venture between the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the information technology company ZedX, Inc. NAPPFAST is used to generate risk maps for the top 50 pest targets in the APHIS Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS) program. The NAPPFAST System is also used to support the pest risk assessment (PRA) activities and emergency program activities of USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine) PPQ in addition to pest detection needs. The NAPPFAST system employs a web-based graphical user interface to link weather and geographic databases with interactive templates, which in turn allow users to create deductive models that yield spatially explicit risk products.
Impact: This project improved the ability of PPQ and its cooperators to detect, exclude and respond to exotic pest threats to U.S. agriculture and ecosystems.