Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Entyloma sp. as a biocontrol agent
for Ageratina riparia in Hawaii


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Information and references regarding Entyloma sp. as a biocontrol agent for Ageratina riparia in Hawaii are provided here. For further information, contact webmaster@hear.org.


Status of Entyloma sp. as a biocontrol agent for Ageratina riparia in Hawaii

Entyloma sp. (previously called Cercosporella sp. by some sources) was collected in Jamaica in 1974 and released on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1975 to control Ageratina riparia (the so-called "Hamakua pamakani"). By 1976 this pathogenic foliar fungus had become widely distributed, and has been highly effective in reducing or eliminating Ageratina riparia populations in elevations between 2000 to 3500 feet on the Big Island. In wetter areas, Ageratina riparia resprouted, but seedlings were subsequently shaded out. (info from http://www.hear.org/books/apineh1992/pdfs/apineh1992iv2gardner.pdf & http://www.hear.org/books/apineh1992/pdfs/apineh1992iv1davisetal.pdf; info as of 1992)

References for Entyloma sp. as a biocontrol agent for Ageratina riparia in Hawaii

Biological Control of Lantana, Prickly Pear, and Hamakua Pamakani in Hawaii: a Review and Update
(http://www.hear.org/books/apineh1992/pdfs/apineh1992iv1davisetal.pdf)

Plant Pathogens as Biocontrol Agents in Native Hawaiian Ecosystems
The searchable full text of the article "Plant Pathogens as Biocontrol Agents in Native Hawaiian Ecosystems" is available online (from the book Alien Plants in Native Ecosystems of Hawaii) in PDF format. (http://www.hear.org/books/apineh1992/pdfs/apineh1992iv2gardner.pdf)


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