Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Hedychium gardnerianum as a biocontrol target in Hawaii

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Information and references regarding Hedychium gardnerianum as a biocontrol target in Hawaii are provided here. For further information, contact webmaster@hear.org.

Biocontrol agent: Ralstonia solanacearum
Status in Hawaii: Use of the bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum against kahili ginger is limited to local application for experimental use. EPA approval may be required before the fungus can be broadcast as a biocide. The fact that the pathogen also affects edible ginger needs to be considered.

The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) project is currently funded by the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) through PIERC (USGS) with support from HCSU (UH Hilo). More details are available online. Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN)National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)

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