Supporting Research, Informative Links and Articles: Knapweed, Leafy Spurge, Dalmatian Toadflax and Biocontrol general info

Spotted Knapweed

Up to 99% reduction in knapweed density over an eleven year period due to knapweed root weevil- Abstract only- Montana State University- Western Agriculture Research Center

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WBP-4J84SS6-1&_user=10&_coverDate=08%2F31%2F2006&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=7ab0928f73fc4ffebc4df83d6f714f22

 

 

State of Minnesota Video on Knapweed Biocontrol- It takes awhile to download but is worth the wait. Excellent pictures of the insects and good before and after photo of knapweed patch.

http://www.mda.state.mn.us/images/weedcontrol/knapweed/knapweedmpeg1.mpg

 

 

Knapweed reduction from root weevils in experimental plots- Abstract only- Montana State University- Western Agriculture Research Center

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WBP-4J9X2YW-1&_user=10&_coverDate=04%2F30%2F2006&_alid=746550909&_rdoc=13&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_cdi=6716&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_ct=41&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=433309c39307ee17a34a14aad6ae6917

 

 

Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed- Forest Service Publication, good photos, lots of information on the insects (this is a large PDF of a book, 10 MB, so it will take a while to download, but is worth the wait)

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.invasive.org%2Fweeds%2FKnapweedBook.pdf&ei=MKP4VPi8BonwoATJ_4KIBQ&usg=AFQjCNHQyjzPC5fDOMqSMS9aFr0OWqAw2Q&sig2=sejmdX3VCj8u5cyss5YQrw&bvm=bv.87611401,d.cGU

  

Ecological benefits from the biological control of spotted knapweed- Montana State University- Western Agriculture Research Center

http://abstracts.co.allenpress.com/pweb/esa2004/document/35557

 

Missoulian Articles on Knapweed Biocontrol-

2007http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_ba1efa9a-7eae-55f4-8f73-193a0b77f1e3.html

 

2010 http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_489f6a14-88c1-11df-a4e0-001cc4c03286.html

 

2005http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_1fdd7b23-5c91-54d3-814e-f54e0bed7c71.html

 

Biocontrol of Diffuse Knapweed in Colorado

http://culter.colorado.edu:1030/~tims/seastedt03.pdf

 

Seeds of Destruction, an excellent but older video from British Columbia

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anu_FPxdF_g

 

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Leafy Spurge

Biological control of leafy spurge- an emerging success story

http://www.team.ars.usda.gov/teampub/andersonpaper.html

 

Biology and Biological Control of Leafy Spurge- Forest Service Publication, good photos, lots of information on the insects. (this is a large PDF of a book, 10 MB, so it will take a while to download, but is worth the wait)

http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/pdfs/LeafySpurgeBiocontrols.pdf

 

Missoulian article on leafy spurge flea beetles, 2009 http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/recreation/article_5d89dce1-6695-5095-9252-f0417f480e22.html

 

 

Dalmatian Toadflax

Damage to toadflax as a result of the toadflax stem weevil-abstract only

http://esa.confex.com/esa/2006/techprogram/paper_26405.htm

 

Biology and Biological Control of Toadflax -Forest Service Publication, good photos, lots of information on the insects. (this is a large PDF of a book, 10 MB, so it will take a while to download, but is worth the wait)

http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/pdfs/Toadflax.pdf

 

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Biocontrol info

 

Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States-Web Site, lots of photos and information on the insects

http://www.invasive.org/eastern/biocontrol/

 

 

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International) is an international, colaborative (48 countries) non-profit organization that works to solve problems in agriculture and the environment by identifying and testing biocontrol insects.

http://sites.cabi.org/projects/controlling-invasive-species/biocontrol/

Behind the Scenes of Weed Biocontrol, CABI

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylZAv0_9tc

 

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