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Biology and damage traits of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) in China
In a 10‐year‐old velvet ash (Fraxinus velutina Torr.) plantation in Tianjin, emerald ash borer preferred to oviposit on the regions of boles from 50‐150 cm above ground, accounting for 76.7% of the total girdling. Expand
Assessing potential biological control of the invasive plant, tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima
There is potential for using insects or pathogens to control tree-of-heaven, which is a serious threat to ecosystems in introduced areas and also contains allelopathic chemicals that may inhibit growth of surrounding native plants. Expand
Biological control of invasive plants through collaboration between China and the United States of America: a perspective
The history of collaboration between China and the US on biological control of more than 20 invasive plants is reviewed and 14 invasive plants are prioritize for future collaborative biological control based on information on their importance in introduced areas, natural enemy records, and their potential biocontrol risk to introduced ecosystems. Expand
Biology and Behavior of Spathius agrili, a Parasitoid of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis, in China
It is shown that S. agrili is a promising agent for biocontrol of A. planipennis, a recently described species of pest and parasitoid native to China. Expand
Effects of long-term storage on the stability of OpMNPV DNA contained in TM Biocontrol-1.
Orgyia pseudotsugata multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (OpMNPV) DNA was extracted from samples representing 10 lots of TM Biocontrol-1 stored at -10 degrees C for 5-15 years and digested with the restriction enzymes BglII, PstI, and SalI and there was no evidence of DNA degradation. Expand
Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner var. kurstaki and defoliation by the gypsy moth [Lymantria dispar (L.) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)] on native arthropods in West Virginia
Impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki ( Btk ) and defoliation by gypsy moth [ Lymantria dispar (L.)] on native, non-target arthropods were evaluated in eastern West Virginia from 1990 toExpand