Risk Assessment for Biological Control of Chinese Tallow Triadica (=sapium) Sebiferum in Florida
Invasive Plant Research Laboratory
Project Number: 6629-22000-011-63
Start Date: Oct 22, 2013
End Date: May 06, 2014
1. Complete host testing for Bikasha collaris in Gainesville quarantine on North American plant species.
2. Determine the identity of the stem-gall wasp and establish colonies.
3. Colonize and rear Gadirtha inexacta in quarantine and initiate host range tests on North American plant species.
4. Colonize the stem galling wasp, Eulophidae, Testrastichini.
Conduct quarantine host testing to determine safety of potential agents for biological control.