IMPACT OF EXAPION ULICIS (FÖRSTER) (COLEOPTERA: APIONIDAE) ON GORSE SEED VIABILITY

@article{Sixtus2003IMPACTOE,
  title={IMPACT OF EXAPION ULICIS (F{\"O}RSTER) (COLEOPTERA: APIONIDAE) ON GORSE SEED VIABILITY},
  author={Craig R. Sixtus and George D. Hill and R. R. Scott},
  journal={New Zealand Plant Protection},
  year={2003},
  volume={56},
  pages={206-210}
}
As part of a study of gorse (Ulex europaeus L.) biocontrol, the effectiveness of the gorse seed weevil (Exapion ulicis (Forster)) in controlling the amount of viable seed was investigated. Some seed attacked by gorse seed weevil still germinated, with mean germination for lightly damaged seed being 18% and mean germination for heavily damaged seed being 4%. Undamaged seed from damaged pods had high germination (mean 71%), while undamaged seed from undamaged pods had a mean germination of 77… Expand

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