Accession Number : ADP001787

Title :   Biological Control Technology Development: In-House Research,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Theriot,Edwin A.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Biological control has proven itself as a method for management of aquatic plants. Research conducted or sponsored by the Corp's Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (APCRP) has resulted in the reduction of alligatorweed in the southeastern United States with the introduction of insects, most notably the Agasicles flea beetle. More recently it has been demonstrated that a combination of insects and pathogens has dramatically reduced the waterhyacinth population in Louisiana. Several approaches to refine a methodology on waterhyacinth are being examined some old and new approaches for control of submersed aquatics are being studied. This report discusses in-house research efforts. The APCRP is presently funding five in-house research studies at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) in Vicksburg, Miss. Three of the studies deal with waterhyacinth, one with hydrilla, and one with alligatorweed.

Descriptors :   *Aquatic plants, *Biological weed control, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Control, Management, Insects, Coleoptera, Pathogenic microorganisms, Water hyacinth, Methodology, Research management, Louisiana, Mississippi

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