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A review of Australian classical biological control of weeds programs and research activities over the past 12 years

Palmer, W.A. and Heard, T.A. and Sheppard, A.W. (2010) A review of Australian classical biological control of weeds programs and research activities over the past 12 years. Biological Control, 52 (3). pp. 271-287.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2009.07.011

Publisher URL: http://www.elsevier.com

Abstract

Considerable progress has been made towards the successful classical biological control of many of Australia’s exotic weeds over the past decade. Some 43 new arthropod or pathogen agents were released in 19 projects. Effective biological control was achieved in several projects with the outstanding successes being the control of rubber vine, Cryptostegia grandiflora, and bridal creeper, Asparagus asparagoides. Significant developments also occurred in target prioritization, procedures for target and agent approval, funding, infrastructure and cooperation between agencies. Scientific developments included greater emphasis on climate matching, plant and agent phylogeny, molecular diagnostics, agent prioritization and agent evaluation.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:DEEDI, Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© Crown Copyright. © Elsevier.
Keywords:Agent releases; operating framework; successes; quarantine facilities; climate matching; invasive plants.
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Biological control
Deposited On:02 Mar 2010 06:46
Last Modified:18 Apr 2011 05:32

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