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Fungal Pathogens of Navua sedge (Cyperus aromaticus) in equatorial Africa as prospective weed biological control agents

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Dhileepan, K., Musili, P. M., Ntandu, J. E., Chukwuma, E., Kurose, D., Seier, M. K., Ellison, C. A. and Shivas, R. G. (2021) Fungal Pathogens of Navua sedge (Cyperus aromaticus) in equatorial Africa as prospective weed biological control agents. Biocontrol Science and Technology, n/a . pp. 1-7. ISSN 0958-3157

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2021.1968344

Abstract

Navua sedge (Cyperus aromaticus) is an aggressive perennial sedge in pastures and crops in the wet tropical regions of Australia and numerous Pacific Island countries and territories. A biological control program was started in Australia to look for biological control agents for C. aromaticus in its native range in equatorial Africa. Surveys in Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria identified Cintractia kyllingae, Uredo kyllingae-erectae, and Curvularia tanzanica, as potential biological control agents. Cintractia kyllingae is currently under study at CABI, UK for its host specificity to C. aromaticus as a prerequisite for any future release in Australia.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Biological control
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Integrated weed control
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Deposited On:08 Sep 2021 00:54
Last Modified:08 Sep 2021 00:54

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