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Biological Control of Invasive Plants Research

For More Information:
Dr. Judy Hough-Goldstein,
Dept. Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware
email: jhough@udel.edu

     
 

Mile-a-minute Biological Control Cooperators Meeting

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
University of Delaware
Allen Biotechnology Lab
Jan. 26, 2010

MEETING SUMMARY (pdf)

Agenda

Morning session: research & weevil release update

10:00 – 10:45 AM – Judy Hough-Goldstein (pdf)

  • Introductions
  • Brief summary of Monitored Releases paper (Biological Control 51: 450-457 [2009]) HG et al 2009 (pdf) Monitored releases and update on monitored sites, 2009
  • Summary of releases conducted in 2009
  • Other research on MAM & weevils

10:45 – 11:05 – Host specificity of R. latipes in the field – Matt Frye (pdf)

11:05 – 11:50 – Integrating restoration and biological control – Kiri Cutting (pdf) and Ellen Lake (pdf)

11:50 – 12 noon – Monitoring methods – Liz Drummond (pdf)

12 noon – 1:00 - LUNCH (brought in)

Afternoon session: integrated weed management; new projects

1:00 – 1:15 PM – Ray Clarke (pdf) – Restoration project at Valley Creek (Open Land Conservancy)

1:15 – 1:45 - Power line rights-of-way – traditional and alternative control methods

1:45 - 2:00 – “Collect your own” – Possible plans for a weevil collection day for Delaware residents (JHG)

2:00 – 2:15 – MAM Biocontrol in the Schools (pdf) project (JHG and Ellen Lake)

2:15 – 3:00 PM – Current distribution and continuing spread of mile-a-minute in North America