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BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INVASIVE WEEDS IN FLORIDA

Investigators
Minteer, Ca, .
Institutions
University of Florida
Start date
2020
End date
2025
Objective
Successful biological control of invasive plant species through the introduction and establishment of host specific natural enemies. Initial plants to be addressed include Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (Anacardiaceae, Brazilian peppertree), Acacia auriculiformis (Fabaceae, earleaf acacia), and Dioscorea bulbifera L. (Dioscoreaceae, air potato). Additional invasive weeds may also be targeted during this project.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
FLA-IRC-005967
Accession number
1022793