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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Risk Assessment for Biological Control of Chinese Tallow Triadica (=sapium) Sebiferum in Florida

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Project Number: 6629-22000-011-63
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 22, 2013
End Date: May 06, 2014

Objective:
1. Complete host testing for Bikasha collaris in Gainesville quarantine on North American plant species. 2. Determine the identity of the stem-gall wasp and establish colonies. 3. Colonize and rear Gadirtha inexacta in quarantine and initiate host range tests on North American plant species. 4. Colonize the stem galling wasp, Eulophidae, Testrastichini.

Approach:
Conduct quarantine host testing to determine safety of potential agents for biological control.

Last Modified: 8/22/2014
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