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Further Reading & Biocontrol Agents Released in 2022/23

Further reading

Den Breeyen A, Lange C, Fowler SV 2022. Plant pathogens as introduced weed biological control agents: could antagonistic fungi be important factors determining agent success or failure? Frontiers in Fungal Biology 3: 959753. DOI: 10.3389/ffunb.2022.959753

Falla C, Minor M, Harrington K, Paynter Q, Cordiner S, Najar-Rodriguez A 2023. Effects of light intensity on Solanum mauritianum (Solanaceae) morphological and chemical traits and the performance of its biological control agent Gargaphia decoris (Hemiptera: Tingidae). Biologica Control 181: 105218.

Fowler SV, Barringer J, Groenteman R, Humphries G 2023. Biocontrol of St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) provides huge ongoing benefits to New Zealand agriculture. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. DOI: 10.1080/00288233.2023.2232762

Goolsby JA, Moran PJ, Jiménez, MM, Yang C, Canavan K, Paynter Q, Ota N, Kriticos DJ 2023. Biology of invasive plants 4. Arundo donax L. Invasive Plant Science and Management 16: 81–109 DOI: 10.1017/inp.2023.17 .

Moran PJ, Sathyamurthy R, Hill MP, Paynter Q, Declerck-Floate RA, Goolsby J 2022. Chapter 6. Mass-production of arthropods for biological control of weeds: a global perspective. In: Morales-Ramos JA, Rojas MG, Shopiro-Ilan DI, eds. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms (2nd edn). Academic Press. Pp. 157–194.

Steel J, Rahmani H, Ireson J, Taylor DBJ, Paynter, QP, Selleck, C, Martoni F, Kwong R 2022. Validating the New Zealand Biocontrol Risk Model for Australia: systematic surveys for non-target host use. In 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference, 25-29 September 2022, Adelaide. p. 28.

Walsh GC, Sosa AJ, McKay F, Maestro M, Hill M, Hinz HL, Paynter Q, Pratt PD, Raghu S, Shaw R 2023. Is Biological Control of Weeds Conservation’s Blind Spot? Quarterly Review of Biology 98: 1–28. DOI:10.1007/s10526-018-9890-8

Biocontrol Agents Released in 2022/23

Species  Releases made 
Honshu white admiral (Limenitis glorifica 4
Moth plant beetle (Freudeita cupripennis 7
Giant reed scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) 3
Field horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti) 6
Tradescantia yellow leaf spot (Kordyana brasiliensis 7
Old man’s beard mite (Aceria vitalbae) 21
Total  48