Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Entyloma compositarum as a biocontrol agent
for Ageratina adenophora in Hawaii


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Status of Entyloma compositarum as a biocontrol agent for Ageratina adenophora in Hawaii

No quantitative evaluations are available, but this fungus is considered effective against "Maui pamakani" (Ageratina adenophora). Fungal infestation of plants during wet periods coupled with the impact of previously introduced insects has resulted in other plants invading monotypic stands and in some cases replacing them. (info from http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9451_smith_2002/; info as of 2002)

References for Entyloma compositarum as a biocontrol agent for Ageratina adenophora in Hawaii

Forest pest biological control program in Hawaii
Smith, Clifford W. 2002. Forest pest biological control program in Hawaii. pp. 91-98 in Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds). 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages. from http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/techr/129.pdf accessed 16 March 2008. (http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9451_smith_2002/)


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