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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES THREATENING THE EVERGLADES & OTHER NATURAL AND MANANGED SYSTEMS

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Title: Tame Melaleuca - An Areawide Pest Management Initiative

Authors
item Langeland, Ken - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
item Ferriter, Amy - BOISE STATE
item Silvers, Cressida
item Pratt, Paul

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2006
Publication Date: March 15, 2009
Citation: Langeland, K., Ferriter, A., Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D. 2009. TAME MELALEUCA - AN AREAWIDE PEST MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE. pp. 319-327. In: Van Devender, T.R., Espinosa-Garcia, F.J., Harper-Lore, B.L., Hubbard, T.[eds.], Invasive Plants On the Move: Controlling Them in North America. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Tucson, Arizona. 2009.

Interpretive Summary: The Areawide Management and Evaluation of Melaleuca (TAME Melaleuca) program was established and funded by the USDA's Areawide Pest Management Initiative. The goal of the 5-year TAME Melaleuca project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of an integrated approach for the control of melaleuca. TAME Melaleuca consists of five interlacing components: demonstration, assessment, supporting research, technology transfer, and program management. Methods to control melaleuca are well established in Florida, and these Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies are presented. Aerial surveys of melaleuca populations are conducted in South Florida, but data on location, extent, density and composition of melaleuca infestations outside of Florida (including Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii, California, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Belize) are being compiled. TAME Melaleuca is assisting Florida’s land managers in developing management strategies and hopes to provide valuable information to other regions that wish to control this pest plant.

Technical Abstract: The Areawide Management and Evaluation of Melaleuca (TAME Melaleuca) program was established and funded by the USDA's Areawide Pest Management Initiative. The goal of the 5-year TAME Melaleuca project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of an integrated approach for the control of melaleuca. TAME Melaleuca consists of five interlacing components: demonstration, assessment, supporting research, technology transfer, and program management. Methods to control melaleuca are well established in Florida, and these Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies are presented. Aerial surveys of melaleuca populations are conducted in South Florida, but data on location, extent, density and composition of melaleuca infestations outside of Florida (including Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii, California, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Belize) are being compiled. TAME Melaleuca is assisting Florida’s land managers in developing management strategies and hopes to provide valuable information to other regions that wish to control this pest plant.

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