Symposium Saltcedar ( Tamarix spp . ) , Endangered Species , and Biological Weed Control — Can They Mix ?

@inproceedings{DudleySymposiumS,
  title={Symposium Saltcedar ( Tamarix spp . ) , Endangered Species , and Biological Weed Control — Can They Mix ?},
  author={Tom L. Dudley and C Jack Deloach}
}
Saltcedar invasion has many economic and environmental effects, including displacement of native riparian vegetation and associated wildlife. A biological control program led to the approval in 1994 of two insects for introduction but was delayed by the presence of the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher (SWWF) in saltcedar. In 2001, the saltcedar leaf beetle was released in six states but not where the SWWF was present. Delays circumvent the benefits that saltcedar suppression could have… CONTINUE READING

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