Location: Invasive Plant Research LaboratoryTitle: Biological Control Update
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/17/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Updates from the USDA-ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory over the past year were discussed. Specifically, yearly release numbers on several target weeds were presented, as well as an update on the status of several potential biological control agents currently in development.
Technical Abstract: Updates from the USDA-ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory over the past year were discussed. Specific topics included the releases of Pseudophilothrip ichini on Brazilian Peppertree, Lilioceris cheni on Air Potato, Neomusotima conspurcatalis and Floracarus perrepae on Old World Climbing Fern, and Megamelus scutellaris on waterhyacinth. Also discussed were the statuses of several potential future agents in development.