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Pest risk analysis of Metcalfa pruinosa in Austria
  • G. Strauss
  • Biology
  • Journal of Pest Science
  • 24 June 2010
A Pest Risk Analysis was conducted, according to the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization decision support scheme for quarantine pests, to evaluate the risk to Austrian agriculture by M. pruinosa and biological control with its natural enemy Neodryinus typhlocybae is recommended. Expand
Host range testing of the nearctic beneficial parasitoid Neodryinus typhlocybae
This study supports the assumption that the host range of N. typhlocybae is restricted to Flatidae, of which only the introduced species occurs in Austria, and direct negative effects on other Auchenorryncha species in Austria are unlikely to occur. Expand
Risk to plant health of Flavescence dorée for the EU territory
A quantitative analysis of the risk posed by the Flavescence doree phytoplasma in the EU territory revealed that FDp and its major vector, Scaphoideus titanus, have already established over large parts of the EU and have the potential to establish in a large fraction of the currently unaffected EU territory. Expand
Potential distribution and management of the invasive weed Solanum carolinense in Central Europe
A climate suitability analysis using the CLIMEX model was carried out to assess the potential distribution of S. carolinense in Central Europe, to identify areas at risk of an invasion and to derive an efficient management strategy. Expand
VitisCLIM, a project modelling epidemiology and economic impact of grapevine 'flavescence dorée' phytoplasma in Austrian viticulture under a climate change scenario.
VitisCLIM, a project funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund, aims to model the current and future potential distribution of the disease and its vector, the leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus, in Europe un- der the influence of climate change. Expand
Environmental risk assessment for Neodryinus typhlocybae, biological control agent against Metcalfa pruinosa, for Austria
It is concluded that N. typhlocybae is very well suited as a biological control agent for M. pruinosa in Austria, as no adverse effects on non-target species are expected but its release offers advantages with regard to sustainable and environmentally friendly pest management. Expand
Laboratory trials to reduce egg hatching of the American grapevine leafhopper (Scaphoideus titanus) with selected insecticides.
The present study suggests that plant protection treatments against the immobile stage of S. Titanus at an earlier application date than the usually recommended one in Austria could effectively reduce S. titanus population at the start of the growing season and lead to an improved suppression of the vector-assisted spread of Flavescence dorée phytoplasma. Expand
VineMan.org: innovative strategies for enhancing disease management in organic vineyards.
Organic viticulture has grown considerably in the last decade; nonetheless, organic farming still has a huge potential for innovation and improved solutions specifically for the control of pests andExpand