Submitted to: XI Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2002
Publication Date: April 1, 2003
Citation: BALCIUNAS, J.K. THE CODE OF BEST PRACTICES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS; STATUS REPORT AFTER 4 YEARS.. XI SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS. 2003. p. 65. Technical Abstract: In 1999, during the Xth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds in Bozeman Montana, the delegates overwhelmingly voted to adopt the "Code of Best Practices for Classical Biological Control of Weeds". I review the 12 tenets in the 'Code', and how and why they were proposed. I then review the attention [or lack thereof] that this 'Code' has received from those within the biological control of weeds community, from ecologists and other scientific observers of our craft, from agencies and stakeholders, and from the general public.