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

Spotted Knapweed

Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed- Forest Service Publication, good photos, lots of information on the insects
https://www.invasive.org/weeds/knapweedbook.pdf

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
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1049964406000181#aep-abstract-id8

 

Montana Department of Agriculture- Very informative video on Knapweed Root Weevil, 3 minutes long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3nFm2lNhoY  

 

Biocontrol of Diffuse Knapweed in Colorado
https://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/weeds/publications/knapweed_seastedt.pdf

 

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

 

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Leafy Spurge

Biology and Biological Control of Leafy Spurge- Forest Service Publication, good photos, lots of information on the insects.
http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/pdfs/LeafySpurgeBiocontrols.pdf

 

Biological control of leafy spurge- an emerging success story
http://www.team.ars.usda.gov/teampub/andersonpaper.html

Flea beetle success story
https://www.johndeerefurrow.com/2017/01/06/flea-beetle-success/

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Dalmatian Toadflax

Biology and Biological Control of Toadflax -Forest Service Publication, good photos, lots of information on the insects.
 https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_other/rmrs_2005_wilson_l001.pdf

 

Video Dalmatian Toadflax Biological Control- Teton County Weed and Pest Wyoming
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdG9EIPTMww

Analyses of nine years of citizen-based biological control monitoring of Dalmatian toadflax
https://search.proquest.com/openview/f1b7a40ff5c63de0e88a4a3e8a1ce1e6/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=326360

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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/

 

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