Life history of Phragmidium violaceum in relation to its effectiveness as a biological control agent of European blackberry

  title={Life history of Phragmidium violaceum in relation to its effectiveness as a biological control agent of European blackberry},
  author={Katherine J. Evans and Eligio Bruzzese},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
We report results of controlled-environment experiments conducted during 1982 and 1983 in Montpellier, France, in relation to the performance of Phragmidium violaceum as a biological control agent of the Rubus fruticosus aggregate (European blackberry) in Australia today. The phenology and duration of P. violaceum spore states appears to be similar in southern France and southern Victoria. Results of constant temperature experiments were consistent with weather conditions in Victoria associated… 

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