The Bugwood Network

Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States

Technical Coordinators

Roy Van Driesche - Department of Entomology, University of Massachusets, Amherst, MA,
Suzanne Lyon - Department of Entomology, University of Massachusets, Amherst, MA,
Bernd Blossey - Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY,
Mark Hoddle - Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA,
Richard Reardon - Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, WV.

USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2002-04

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
Section I: Weeds of Lakes, Ponds, and Rivers
  1 Alligatorweed
  2 Floating Fern (Salvinia)
  3 Water Chestnut
  4 Waterhyacinth
  5 Waterlettuce
  6 Eurasian Watermilfoil
  7 Hydrilla
 
Section II: Weeds of Wetlands
  8 Australian Paperbark Tree (Melaleuca)
  9 Common Reed
  10 Old World Climbing Fern
  11 Purple Loosestrife
  12 Japanese Knotweed
 
Section III: Weeds of Prairies and Grasslands
  13 Spotted Knapweed
  14 Leafy Spurge
  15 Cypress Spurge
  16 Swallow-Worts
  17 Canada Thistle
  18 Musk Thistle (Nodding Thistle)
  19 Bull Thistle (Spear Thistle)
  20 Slenderflower Thistle (Winged Slender or Seaside Thistle)
  21 Plumeless Thistle (Curled Thistle, Bristly Thistle)
 
Section IV: Weeds of Old Fields and Pastures
  22 Multiflora Rose
  23 Tropical Soda Apple, Wetland Nightshade, and Turkey Berry
  24 Brazilian Peppertree
 
Section V: Weeds of Forests
  25 Kudzu
  26 Mile-a-Minute Weed
  27 Skunk Vine
  28 Cogon Grass
  29 Garlic Mustard
 
Section VI: Conclusion
  30 Selection of Appropriate Future Target Weeds for Biological Control
    Native Weeds vs. Introduced Weeds
    Selecting Targets to Minimize Risk to Non-Target Organisms
    Selecting Target Weeds to Promote Success
    Predicting Successful Biological Control
    How Targets Are Selected
    Future Targets for Biological Control of Weeds
    References
 
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USDA Forest ServiceUSDA APHIS PPQThe Bugwood Network University of Georgia Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller
(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.