Accession Number:

ADA485741

Title:

Development of a Biological Control Program for Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CAB INTERNATIONAL DELEMONT (SWITZERLAND)

Report Date:

2008-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

In the context of possible biological control of Eurasian watermilfoil Myriophyllum spicatum, available information is summarized on the distribution of M. spicaturn and closely related species, and the known insect natural enemies recorded from Europe. Research gaps identified include 1 lack of adequate understanding of frequency, distribution, and ecological differences resulting from hybridization between M. spicatum and other Myriophyllum spp., 2 surveys to date have been limited geographically and temporally, and have neglected organisms attacking the roots, and 3 preliminary studies to date on potentially useful biological control agents have not considered potential impact on nontarget indigenous species. A phased program to address these gaps is suggested.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE