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Research Project: Identification, Evaluation, and Implementation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Weeds of Southeastern Ecosystems

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Title: Field Guide for the Biological Control of Weeds in Eastern North America

Author
item Rachel, Winston - Mia Consulting, Llc
item Randall, Carol - Forest Service (FS)
item Blossey, Bernd - Cornell University - New York
item Tipping, Philip
item Lake, Ellen
item Hough-goldstein, Judy - University Of Delaware

Submitted to: Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/31/2017
Publication Date: 5/19/2017
Citation: Rachel, W.L., Randall, C.B., Blossey, B., Tipping, P.W., Lake, E.C., Hough-Goldstein, J. 2017. Field Guide for the Biological Control of Weeds in Eastern North America. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. https://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/pdfs/FHTET-2016-04_Biocontrol_Field_Guide.pdf.

Interpretive Summary: This field guide provides information about invasive weeds in Eastern North America and their associated biological control agents. Information about plant identification and ecology is provided through photographs and descriptions for each weed species. The guide also includes photographs of the biological control agents and the damage they cause, plus their release history, current status, and recommended use of these agents in the U.S. and Canada.

Technical Abstract: This field guide provides information about invasive weeds in Eastern North America and their associated biological control agents. Information about plant identification and ecology is provided through photographs and descriptions for each weed species. The guide also includes photographs of the biological control agents and the damage they cause, plus their release history, current status, and recommended use of these agents in the U.S. and Canada.