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Research Project: Pre-release Monitoring and Rearing Development for Bagous Nodulosus, a Biological Control Agent for Flowering Rush

Location: Pest Management Research

Project Number: 3032-21220-003-009-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 15, 2023
End Date: Dec 31, 2023

To better understand the degree to which biocontrol reduces the size of weed infestations, and increase the probability of agent establishment, Cooperator will aid in quantifying the current status of flowering rush infestations and develop protocols and field introduction sites for Bagous nodulosus releases.

ARS will quantify variation in flowering rush densities and phenology through monthly field surveys and prepare field sites for B. nodulosus introductions through the establishment of rearing ponds.