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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Melaleuca Eradication and Other Exotic Plants: Implelment Biological Controls

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Project Number: 6032-22000-011-16
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Mass rear biological control agents of invasive weeds and rapidly disperse them throughout the CERP landscape.

Biological control agents for use against invasive plants (e.g., Melaleuca, Lygodium, Schinus, Casuarina) in the greater Everglades region will be mass reared and dispersed into 11 x 11mi grid cells within the geographic boundaries of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Release sites will be monitored for population persistence, insect migration, and plant damage.

Last Modified: 11/27/2015
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