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Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE XTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS

Author
item Spencer, Neal

Submitted to: International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2000
Publication Date: 6/1/2000
Citation: SPENCER, N.R. PROCEEDINGS OF THE XTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS. 2000.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Featured in this 1030 page proceedings are papers and abstracts on: the successes of biological control of weeds and its failures; the roles of molecular biology and plant pathogen/microbe and insect interactions; safety issues and complications in implementation of biocontrol; ecological principles of biological control introduction and host selection and specificity; post release and impact studies and the negative economic and ecological effects of invasive weeds, and finally, a look at biological control efforts concerning weeds of aquatic systems and wetlands. This publication represent the cutting edge of science in biological weed control and indicate how far we've come in the last Century, as well as providing the building blocks for research in the next Millennium. ARS scientist, Neal R. Spencer, co-haired the Symposium and edited the Proceedings.