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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Biological Control of Invasive Terrestrial and Riparian Weeds in the Far Western U.S. Region, with Emphasis on Thistles, Brooms and Cape-Ivy

Location: Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Effect of temperature on development, fecundity and survival of the psyllid, Arytinnis hakani (Homoptera, Psyllidae), a prospective biological control agent of Genista monspessulana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(01-Jul-14)
Pre-release efficacy test of the prospective biological control agent Arytinnis hakani on the invasive weed Genista monspessulana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cook, B.S., Smith, L. 2014. Pre-release efficacy test of the prospective biological control agent Arytinnis hakani on the invasive weed Genista monspessulana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24(6):641-651.
Field experiments to evaluate host plant specificity of prospective agents of Onopordum acanthium in Bulgaria - (Abstract Only)
(14-Jan-14)
Taxonomic status of Trichosirocalus species (Curculionidae) attacking Carduus, Cirsium and Onopordum species - (Abstract Only)
(14-Jan-14)
Improving the evaluation process of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a prospective biocontrol agent of Salsola tragus, using a molecular approach - (Abstract Only)
(14-Jan-14)
Status of biological control projects on terrestrial invasive alien weeds in California - (Other)
Pitcairn, M., Smith, L., Moran, P.J. 2014. Status of biological control projects on terrestrial invasive alien weeds in California. California Invasive Plant Council. 22(1):6-7, 12-13.
Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth of Arundo donax and on rearing of a biological control agent, the shoot gall-forming wasp Tetramesa romana     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2014. Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth of Arundo donax and on rearing of a biological control agent, the shoot gall-forming wasp Tetramesa romana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24:503-517.
Prospects for biological control of Cape-ivy with the Cape-ivy fly and the cape-ivy moth - (Abstract Only)
(14-Jun-13)
Biology and host range of the moth Digitivalva delaireae as one of two candidate agents for biological control of Cape-ivy - (Abstract Only)
(03-Jun-13)
Mass-production of the arundo wasp and other insects for biological weed control - (Abstract Only)
(17-May-13)
Sea change under climate change: case studies in rare plant conservation from the dynamic San Francisco Estuary - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grewell, B.J., Espeland, E.K., Fiedler, P.L. 2013. Sea change under climate change: case studies in rare plant conservation from the dynamic San Francisco Estuary. Botany. 91:309-318.
Status of biological control projects on yellow starthistle, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, Cape-ivy and French broom - (Proceedings)
(24-Jan-13)
Field release of a prospective biological control agent of weeds, Ceratapion basicorne, to evaluate potential risk to a nontarget crop - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cristofaro, M., Debiase, A., Smith, L. 2012. Field release of a prospective biological control agent of weeds, Ceratapion basicorne, to evaluate potential risk to a nontarget crop. Biological Control. 64:305-314.
Host specificity of an Italian population of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate for the biological control of Salsola tragus (Chenopodiaceae) - (Proceedings)
Cristofaro, M., Lecce, F., Paolini, A., Di Cristina, F., Bon, M., Colonnelli, E., Smith, L. 2013. Host specificity of an Italian population of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate for the biological control of Salsola tragus (Chenopodiaceae). In: Y. Wu, T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warner, T. Center, J. Goolsby and R. Reardon (eds.), Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.USDA, U.S. Forest Service, FHTET-2012-07.pp.20-25.
Open field experiment to assess the host specificity of Lixus cardui (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential candidate for biological control of Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae) - (Proceedings)
Harizanova, V., Stoeva, A., Cristofaro, M., Paolini, A., Lecce, F., Di Cristina, F., De Biase, A., Smith, L. 2013. Open field experiment to assess the host specificity of Lixus cardui (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential candidate for biological control of Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae). In: Y. Wu, T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warter, T. Center, J. Goolsby and R. Reardon (eds.), Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p.53.
Status of biological control projects on yellow starthistle, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, Cape-ivy and French broom - (Abstract Only)
Smith, L. 2012. Status of biological control projects on yellow starthistle, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, Cape-ivy and French broom. Western Society of Weed Science. [abstract].
Integrated management of Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) using biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, A.M., Carruthers, R.I., Mills, N.J. 2012. Integrated management of Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) using biological control. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 5(1):69-82. DOI: 10.1614/IPSM-D-11-00048.1.
Laboratory and field experimental evaluation of host plant specificity of Aceria solstitialis, a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stoeva, A., Harizanova, V., De Lillo, E., Massimo, C., Smith, L. 2011. Laboratory and field experimental evaluation of host plant specificity of Aceria solstitialis, a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 56(1):43-55 DOI: 10.1007/s10493-011-9497-6.
Field garden experiments to assess the host specificity of Aceria solstitialis (Acari: Eriophyoidea), potential biocontrol agent for Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae) - (Abstract Only)
(11-Sep-11)
How many species of Salsola tumbleweeds (Russian thistle) occur in the Western USA? - (Abstract Only)
(11-Sep-11)
Genetic and behavioral differences among purported species of the weevil Trichosirocalus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for biological control of thistles (Asteraceae, Cardueae) - (Abstract Only)
(11-Sep-11)
Relationships of host plant phylogeny, chemistry and host plant specificity of several agents of yellow starthistle - (Abstract Only)
(11-Sep-11)
Last Modified: 11/20/2014
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