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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Contarinia nasturtii</i> Kieffer, swede midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).

This chapter describes the pest status and biological control of C. nasturtii in Canada.

Author(s)
Abram, P. K.; Boivin, G.; Haye, T.; Mason, P. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Centaurea diffusa</i> Lamarck, diffuse knapweed, and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Centaurea stoebe</i> subsp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">micranthos</i> (S.G. Gmel. ex Gugler) Hayek, spotted knapweed (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Asteraceae</i>).

This chapter describes the status of biological control projects in Canada for the management of diffuse knotweed (C. diffusa) and spotted knapweed (C. stoebe subsp. micranthos).

Author(s)
Bourchier, R. S.; Hezewijk, B. H. van
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Convolvulus arvensis</i> L., field bindweed (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Convolvulaceae</i>).

The defoliating moth Tyta luctuosa (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and the gall mite Aceria malherbae (Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) have been released against the field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis in Canada, but only A. malherbae is known to be established. This chapter presents a brief information on...

Author(s)
McClay, A. S.; Clerck-Floate, R. A. de
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cynoglossum officinale</i> (L.), houndstongue (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Boraginaceae</i>).

Houndstongue, C. officinale (Boraginaceae), is an invasive biennial or short-lived perennial of Eurasian origin that has been a problem particularly on rangelands in the southern interior of British Columbia and south-western Alberta in Canada. This chapter presents information on the status of the ...

Author(s)
Clerck-Floate, R. A. de
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Euphorbia esula</i> L., leafy spurge (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Euphorbiaceae</i>).

The primary focus of the leafy spurge biological control project in Canada since 2000 has been: (i) characterization of the relative abundance of Aphthona spp. in recently established and historical populations; (ii) understanding the impact and spread of the Aphthona spp.; and (iii) operational...

Author(s)
Bourchier, R. S.; Hezewijk, B. H. van
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Linaria dalmatica</i> (L.) Miller, Dalmatian toadflax (Plantaginaceae).

Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria dalmatica [L. genistifolia subsp. dalmatica], introduced to eastern North America from Europe at the turn of the 19th century, now occurs widely in Canada and the USA. Of the five insect agents tested and intentionally introduced for L. dalmatica biological control in...

Author(s)
Clerck-Floate, R. A. de; Turner, S. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Linaria vulgaris</i> Mill., yellow toadflax (Plantaginaceae).

Yellow toadflax, L. vulgaris, is a herbaceous perennial native to Europe and northern Asia, which arrived with the first European colonists to eastern North America in the mid-1700s. Beginning in the mid-1800s, it quickly spread throughout temperate North America, where it is now an invader of...

Author(s)
Clerck-Floate, R. A. de; McClay, A. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium graminearum</i> Schwabe (teleomorph <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gibberella zeae</i> (Schwein.) Petch.), Fusarium head blight disease (Nectriaceae).

This chapter describes the economic importance of Fusarium head blight (FHB; F. graminearum [Gibberella zeae]) in Canada, and provides an overview of crop breeding for FHB resistance, and of chemical and biological control methods for FHB management in the region.

Author(s)
He JianWei; Boland, G. J.; Zhou Ting
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Plasmodiophora brassicae</i> Woronin, clubroot of crucifers (Plasmodiophoraceae).

This chapter describes the economic importance and biological control of P. brassicae causing clubroot of crucifers in Canada.

Author(s)
Peng, G.; Lahlali, R.; Hynes, R. K.; Boyetchko, S. M.; Gossen, B. D.; Hwang SheauFang; Pageau, D.; McDonald, M. R.; Strelkov, S. E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Invasive alien species and future biological control targets.

This chapter addresses the ever increasing threat of invasive alien species (IAS) and draws attention to the fact that the majority of the key insect, weed and plant disease pests of Canadian agriculture are considered to be exotic. They have been introduced accidentally in terms of arthropod and...

Author(s)
Gillespie, D. R.; Mason, P. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter

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