Biological Control Agents

International Symposia on Biological
Control of Weeds


Volume VIII - 1992



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3The reoganisation of research and development in New Zealand, and the evolution of weed biological control
7Biological control of weeds-Past, present and future
13Should agents that attack native or other non-target plants be used for biological weed control?
21Cactoblastis cactorum: A successful weed control agent in the Caribbean, now a pest in Florida?
27Impact of Galerucella pusilla and G. calmariensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on field populations of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
33Biological control of weeds and fire management in protected natural areas: Are they compatible strategies? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
35Biological control of alien plants in natural areas of Hawaii
41The suitability of a stem-mining weevil, Apion immune (Coleoptera: Apionidae), for biological control of broom (Cytisus scoparius) in New Zealand (ABSTRACT ONLY)
43Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in North America: The problem-the solution- a long-term strategy for biological control (ABSTRACT ONLY)
45The impact of seed- and pod-feeding insects on Cytisus scoparius
53A design for a release and monitoring programme of biological control agents on purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, in North America (ABSTRACT ONLY)
55The impact of introduced heather on the invertebrate fauna: Implications for biological control (ABSTRACT ONLY)
57Vine-feeding insects of old man's beard, Clematis vitalba, in New Zealand
59Can a gall-forming rust fungus control an invasive tree? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
61Selection of biological control agents for Chrysanthemoides monilifera, a weed of protected natural areas in Australia
69An environmental impact assessment for biological control of heather (Calluna vulgaris) in New Zealand
75The biological control programme against Mimosa pigra in Australia's northern territory
83Evolutionary history of pest-enemy associations
93The search for weed biological control agents: When to move on? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
95Are particular weeds more amendable to biological control?- A reanalysis of mode of reproduction and life history
103Predicting effectiveness: Fact and fantasy
111Progress and problems in introductory biological control of native weeds in the United States
121Should agents that attack native or other non-target plants be used for biological weed control? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
123Is theory of any value in the practical selection of biological control agents for weeds? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
125The predictability of insect host plant utilization from feeding tests and suggested improvements for screening weed biological control agents
133The role of phylogenetically young taxa in formation of new weeds: Coenotic regulation of the co-evolution of phytophages
137Picking the target: A revision of McClay's scoring system to determine the suitability of a weed for classical biological control
145Insect communities on Berkheya flower heads: a southern hemisphere analogue for Cardueae (Asteraceae)
153Biological weed control: The plant-insect interaction
161The role of plant dispersion pattern in the success and failure of biological control
171Studies on a sexual stage associated with Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f.sp. aeschynomene(ABSTRACT ONLY)
173The potential for asexual genetic exchange in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (ABSTRACT ONLY)
177Economics and the biological control of weeds
185The biological control of noogoora burr (Xanthium occidentale) in Queensland: An economic perspective
193Biological control of Ambrosia artemisiifolia with introduced insect agents, Zygogramma suturalis and Epiblema strenuana, in China
201Biological control of Sesbania punicea with Neodiplogrammus quadrivittatus: Predictions of limited success soon confounded (ABSTRACT ONLY)
203Biological control of Sesbania punicea with Trichapion lativentre: Diminished seed production reduces seeding but not the density of a perennial weed (ABSTRACT ONLY)
205Evaluating the impact of Rhinocyllus conicus on Carduus nutans in New Zealand
213Beyond "before-and-after:" Experimental design and evaluation in classical weed biological control
221Long-term studies and predictive models in the biological control of diffuse knapweed
225Eighty years of weed biological control in South Africa: What have we learned? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
227Colonisation of a stand of smooth tree pear, Opuntia vulgaris (Cactaceae), by Dactylopius ceylonicus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia
231Perspectives on biological control theory from skeletonweed rust (Puccinia chondrillina) on rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea) in California (ABSTRACT ONLY)
235The establishment of Cyrtobagous salviniae in Malaysia for the biological control of Salvinia molesta (ABSTRACT ONLY)
237Australian insects as biological control agents for the submersed aquatic weed, Hydrilla verticillata, in the USA
247Australian insects for the biological control of the paperbark tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, a serious pest of Florida, USA, wetlands
269The search in China for potential biological control agents for Eurasian watermilfoil and hydrilla (ABSTRACT ONLY)
271A comparison of waterhyacinth and waterlettuce: Growth strategies and biological control in the United States (ABSTRACT ONLY)
273Is one biological control agent sufficient to control Pistia stratiotes? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
275Control of Hydrilla verticillata in a New Zealand lake using triploid grass carp
287Release and establishment of insect biological control agents for Hydrilla verticillata (ABSTRACT ONLY)
289Biological control of floating aquatic weeds in Botswana (ABSTRACT ONLY)
291The United States Department of Agriculture, Australian Biological control laboratory (ABSTRACT ONLY)
293Biological control of the submerged fennel-leaved pondweed, Potamogeton pectinatus (Potamogetonaceae), in South Africa (ABSTRACT ONLY)
297Present status of biological control of European blackberry (Rubus fruticosus Aggregate) in Australia
301Biological control of gorse (Ulex europaeus) in New Zealand (ABSTRACT ONLY)
303A New Zealand insect as a potential biological control agents of gorse overseas
307Biological control of Buddleja davidii
309Failure in Hawaii of the sawfly, Priophorus morio (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae), a biological control agent for Rubus argutus, due to a virus
313Current status of arthropods of the weed gorse, Ulex europaeus, in California (ABSTRACT ONLY)
315Field experiments in forest weed biological control
319Potential role of wound pathogens in manual and mechanical control of woody vegetation (ABSTRACT ONLY)
321Variation in Chondrostereum purpureum, a potential mycoherbicide for forest weeds (ABSTRACT ONLY)
323Status of biological control of gorse in Hawaii (ABSTRACT ONLY)
327Mycoherbicide for Xanthium spinosum (ABSTRACT ONLY)
329Release of Uromyces heliotropii in Australia: A key agent in the integrated pest management system for common heliotrope
337Biological control of Paterson's curse: after the injection (ABSTRACT ONLY)
339Persistent seed banks, plant fitness and their importance in the control of annual weeds: A study of Echium plantagineum, a winter annual weed of Mediterranean pasture
347Host-specificity of Uromyces heliotropii, a fungal agent for the biological control of common heliotrope (Heliotropium europaeum) in Australia (ABSTRACT ONLY)
349Biological control of the noogoora burr complex with naturally occurring fungi in Australia (ABSTRACT ONLY)
351Survey of pathogens for Emex australis in South Africa
355Implications of a preliminary survey on the biological control prospects for the pasture and rangeland weed bathurst burr, Xanthium spinosum, in Australia
363Seasonality in Longitarsus jacobaeae: Some implications for biological control of ragwort
367Isozyme patterns and susceptibility of North American forms of Chondrilla juncea to European strains of the rust fungus Puccinia chondrillina
375Effectiveness of the gall mite, Eriophyes chondrillae, as a biological control agent of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea) seedlings
381Life history of Phyrdiuchus tau associated with Mediterranean sage in Idaho, USA (ABSTRACT ONLY)
385Host-specificity of the palearctic weevil Larinus curtus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a natural enemy of Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae: Cardueae)
393Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: A potential mycoherbicide for Californian thistle, Cirsium arvense, control in permanent pastures? (ABSTRACT ONLY)
395The effects of crown weevil, Trichosirocalus horridus, on the growth of nodding thistle Carduus nutans (ABSTRACT ONLY)
397Sclerotinia sclerotiorum as a potential biological control agents for diffuse knapweed on dry rangelands in interior British Columbia
403Risk assessment of Puccinia jaceae for biological control of starthistles and knapweeds (ABSTRACT ONLY)
405Biological control of yellow starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis, in North America
411Release and establishment of the thistle-head weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus, in Australia
415Urophora solstitialis, a potential biological control agent for Carduus nutans in Australia (ABSTRACT ONLY)
419Rusts for the biological control of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) in North America
425Biological control of "Satan's bush" (Solanum elaeagnifolium): A leap of faith
429Surveys of Solanum spp. in South Africa and their application in the biological control or Solanum weeds(ABSTRACT ONLY)
431The search for effective biological control agents in Europe. 2. Leafy and cypress spurge (ABSTRACT ONLY)
435Heteropsylla sp. (Psyllidae) successfully controls pasture infestations of Mimosa invisa within three years of release in Australia (ABSTRACT ONLY)
437Pathogens attacking groundsel bush, Baccharis halimifolia, in Florida
445Host-specificity and biology of Rhinacloa callicrates (Hemiptera: Miridae) for the biological control of Parkinsonia aculeata (Caesalpiniaceae) in Australia (ABSTRACT ONLY)
447Biological control of Cassinia spp. (Asteraceae)
451Biological control of Sida acuta in Australia's northern territory (ABSTRACT ONLY)
453Two seed-feeding Bruchids as part of an integrated approach for the control of Prosopis spp., mesquite, in South Africa (ABSTRACT ONLY)
457Biological control of weeds of importance to the wool industry in southern Australia
463The status of biological control of weeds in Oregon
473The biological control of Chromolaena odorata in South Africa: A progress report (ABSTRACT ONLY)
475An overview of federal research on biological control of weeds in the northern plains area of the United States of America (ABSTRACT ONLY)
477Some problem weeds in tropical and sub-tropical Australia and prospects for biological control using fungal pathogens
485Controlled environment assessment of a Colletotrichum strain as a mycoherbicide for pitted morningglory control (ABSTRACT ONLY)
487Host range and evaluation of an isolate of Exserohilum turcicum on some populations of Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense)
493Present status of the biological control programme for the graminaceous weed Rottboellia cochinchinensis
501Basic data on the biological control of tropical weeds in the genus Sida (Malvaceae): 1. Sida glaziovii
513Allelopathic herbicide approach to biological control of weeds
521Evaluation of Aposphaeria amaranthi as a potential bioherbicide for Amaranthus (ABSTRACT ONLY)
523Effect of the mycoherbicide, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. malvae, on control of round-leaved mallow in strawberries (ABSTRACT ONLY)
525Augmenting rusts and other obligate plant parasites for control of weeds (ABSTRACT ONLY)
527Pathogens for attacking Striga hermonthica and their potential as biological control agents
535Prospects for the biological control of Cyperus rotundus, purple nutsedge, in Brazil (ABSTRACT ONLY)
539Pathogen-weed relationships: The practice and problems of host range screening
553A dual pathogen strategy for the biological control of groundsel, Senecio vulgaris (ABSTRACT ONLY)
555Host range screening of Puccinia abrupta var. partheniicola for the biological control of Parthenium hysterophorus in Queensland
561Biology of Phomopsis emicis, a potential biological control agent for spiny emex, Emex australis (ABSTRACT ONLY)
565Lessons learned from studies of insects associated with Ambrosiinae in North America in relation to the biological control of weedy members of this group
575Trophic interactions between Mozena, mesquite and a microbe: Implications for host-specificity testing of insects of leguminous weeds (ABSTRACT ONLY)
577Host searching behavior of the seed weevil, Melanterius ventralis: Implications for the biological control of Acacia longifolia in South Africa (ABSTRACT ONLY)
579The effect of multi-species herbivory on shoot growth in gorse, Ulex europaeus
585Resource use by Apion aculeatum, a herbivore of inflorescences of Mimosa pigra (ABSTRACT ONLY)
587Insect-induced changes in Chromolaena odorata
597Coevolution of Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata, and its natural enemy, Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata
603The herbivore community on Veratrum album (Liliaceae) in central Europe (ABSTRACT ONLY)
605Host choice in the field in the genus Larinus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) attacking Onopordum and Cynara (Asteraceae)
617Biological control of weeds extension programme in New Zealand
621Conidiation environment influences fitness of the potential bioherbicide, Colletotrichum truncatum
627Integration of a seed-feeding insect and fungi for management of velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) seed production
633Options for biological control of the parasitic weed Orobanche
641Regulating microbial pest control agents in Canada: The first mycoherbicide
649The accidental introduction of the Chromolaena mite, Acalitus adoratus, into south-east Asia
653Legislation and its administration in the approval of agents for biological control in Australia
659Use of pregelatinized starch and casamino acids to improve the efficacy of Colletotrichum truncatum conidia produced in differing nutritional environments
665Releases of insects as biological control agents: Their timing and stadium for release, with reference to the Paterson's curse leaf-mining moth, Dialectica scalariella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)
675Use of an artificial diet for rearing the mimosa clearwing moth, Carmenta mimosa (ABSTRACT ONLY)
679Fungal pathogens of weeds collected in the Brazilian tropics and subtropics and their biological control potential
693Current status of the biological control of weeds in Brazil (ABSTRACT ONLY)
695Use of geographic information systems (GIS) distance measures in managed dispersal of Apion fuscirostre for control of Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
701Using CLIMEX to predict distribution of alligator weed and its potential for biological control by the flea beetle, Agasicles hygrophila (ABSTRACT ONLY)
703Phytotoxic metabolites of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. malvae, a mycoherbicide for round-leaved mallow control (ABSTRACT ONLY)
705The use of computer databases during the foreign exploration phase of a biological control programme
709Genetically designed biological pesticides
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