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Title: THE FUTURE OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

Author
item Spencer, Neal
item FREDERICK, B

Submitted to: International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2000
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Citation: SPENCER, N.R., FREDERICK, B.A. THE FUTURE OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS. 2000. p. xxvii-xxix.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In the 30 years since these International Symposiums on the Biological Control of Weeds began in 1969, advances in this area and other fields of science have had a profound impact on weed biocontrol. This control technology has come under greater scrutiny at the same time as exotic invasive weed species have increased their worldwide impact on the environment. Invasive weeds have adversely affected agriculture, native species (both plant and animal), and the long-term ability of man to sustain himself. The field of biological weed control moves into the twenty-first century with many new challenges and tools, but the most important change in the field is the growing number of new scientists making a career of biological control and the increasing sophistication of their equipment.