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Factors influencing the release and establishment of weed biological control agents

Spafford, H. and Day, M. and Morin, L. and Ireson, J. (2008) Factors influencing the release and establishment of weed biological control agents. In: Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, 18-22 May 2008, Cairns, Queensland.

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Abstract

Mike Day and colleagues recently published their paper 'Factors influencing the release and establishment of weed biocontrol agents' in Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference. The CRC for Australian Weed Management facilitated an investigation into the factors influencing the release and establishment of weed biological control agents on a wide variety of Australian weeds. The investigation improved the understanding of post-release ecology of biocontrol agents and generated recommendations for best practice. Factors affecting successful establishment on the weed include host plant characteristics, size of releases, dispersal power of the agent, predation and parasitism, and climate. A best practice guide was produced by the CRC to assist practitioners in designing robust release strategies to increase rates of establishment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:© R.G. and F.J. Richardson.
Keywords:Weeds; biocontrol agents.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Science > Biology > Ecology
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Deposited On:26 Aug 2009 06:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2011 04:34

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