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Research Project: Management of Invasive Weed Populations with Biological Control Agents

Location: Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research

Project Number: 8044-22000-047-016-M
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: Apr 1, 2024
End Date: Mar 31, 2029

The objectives are to (1) coordinate field trials of approved biological control agents to assist with the management of invasive weeds, and (2) evaluate potential demographic impacts of biological control agents on invasive weed populations.

With the approval of both parties (i) establish field trials located in the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (ii) optimize protocols for biological control agent field inoculations/releases, and (iii) assess the establishment and impact of biological control agents on weed populations.