Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory
Project Number: 6629-22000-011-51
Start Date: Aug 15, 2012
End Date: Jun 03, 2013
1. Challenge adult and larval L. egena with potential food resources, including roots, tubers, corms, taproots, bulbs, and rhizomes from a variety of plant species in the Dioscoreaceae and closely related families as food sources. 2. Measure L. cheni impacts on the following parameters: (a) abundance and biomass of existing subterranean tubers of air potato; (b) aerial biomass production, including vine growth and propagule (bulbil) production of air potato; and (c) recovery and maintenance of native plant diversity.