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Cheilosia corydon (Diptera: Syrphidae), a Candidate for the Biological Control of Musk Thistle in North America
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The data indicate that C. corydon is sufficiently host specific to introduce into the U.S. for the biological control of musk and Italian thistle.
Biology and host preference of Nephopteryx divisella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): Candidate agent for biological control of leafy spurge complex in North America
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Results of no-choice feeding test with 1st instars showed that the host range is restricted to plant species in the genus Euphorbia, which seems to bar chances for N. divisella to be selected as a leafy spurge biological control agent.
A contribution to the biology ofBangasternus fausti [Col.: Curculionidae], a potential biological control agent of diffuse knapweed,Centaurea diffusa, and its effect on the host plant
The biology of the weevilBangasternus fausti (Reitter), the larvae of which live in the flowerheads ofCentaurea diffusa (De Lamarck) and some relatedCentaurea spp., was studied in the field and in
Identification, pathogenicity and comparative virulence of Fusarium spp. associated with insect-damaged, diseased Centaurea spp. in Europe
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It was concluded that further screening of a larger set of isolates of foreign Fusarium spp.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW TOADFLAX (LINARIA VULGARIS) BY ETEOBALEA SERRATELLA IN PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITA)
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E. serratella is host specific for yellow toadflax and demonstrates potential as a biological control agent by contributing to the reduced competitive ability of yellow toADflax in peppermint.
SURVEY FOR ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH DYER’S WOAD, ISATIS TINCTORIA L. (BRASSICACEAE), IN CENTRAL ITALY, AND PRELIMINARY HOST SPECIFICITY TESTS FOR SOME POTENTIAL CONTROL AGENTS (INSECTA)
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A survey conducted in central Italy found 126 species of phytophagous insects from five orders and 25 families on dyer’s woad, Isatis tinctoria L., a biennial or short-lived perennial, and four of the one hundred twenty six species recovered were specific enough to merit further research as candidates for biological control.
Molecular Identification of a New Member of the Clover Proliferation Phytoplasma Group (16SrVI) Associated with Centaurea Solstitialis Virescence in Italy
In the United States, yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) is an annual invasive weed with Mediterranean origins. Malformed plants displaying witches' broom, fasciations, abortion of buds and
Effects of European and U.S. Strains of Fusarium spp. Pathogenic to Leafy Spurge on North American Grasses and Cultivated Species
TLDR
Host-range tests were conducted in a greenhouse using 9 European and 11 U.S. strains of Fusarium spp.
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