Accession Number : ADA116836

Title :   Test Plan for the Large-Scale Operations Management Test of Insects and Pathogens for Control of Water Hyacinth in Louisiana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sanders, Dana R , Sr ; Addor, Eugene A ; Theriot, Russell F ; Theriot, Edwin A

PDF Url : ADA116836

Report Date : Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The large-scale operations management test is being conducted in the state of Louisiana, using Cercospora rodmanii Conway, Neochetina eichhorniae Warner, and Sameodes albiguttalis (Warren) for the control of water hyacinth. In-house and contractor groups will be collecting data on the project following the rationale set forth in this test plan. The plan includes a pilot study to determine whether Cercospora is capable of becoming epiphytotic on a large scale from the introduction of small quantities of inoculum, efficacy tests of a commercially prepared formulation of Cercospora, tests of effects of combinations of Cercospora - Neochetina and Cerospora - Sameodes, and supportive studies aimed at enhancing the effects of these agents. Provisions are also made for the extrapolation of results to the development of a management strategy for operational use of effective combinations of agents in areas where water hyacinth is a problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INSECTS, *BIOLOGICAL WEED CONTROL, *WATER HYACINTH, PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS, TEST METHODS, MANAGEMENT, SPORES, PILOT STUDIES

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE