Compatibility of seed head biological control agents and mowing for management of spotted knapweed.

@article{Story2010CompatibilityOS,
  title={Compatibility of seed head biological control agents and mowing for management of spotted knapweed.},
  author={Jim Maynard Story and Janelle G. Corn and Linda Johnson White},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          164-8
        }
}
Field studies were conducted at two sites in western Montana during 2006 and 2008 to assess the compatibility of mowing with five seed head insect species introduced for biological control of spotted knapweed, Centaurea stoebe Lamarck subsp. micranthos. In 2006, mowing of spotted knapweed plants at the bolting and flower bud stages resulted in the development of new seed heads that contained significantly more seeds and significantly fewer larvae of each insect species than in seed heads in… CONTINUE READING
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