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Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw (Cactaceae) is invasive in Laikipia County, Kenya, impacting negatively on biodiversity and livelihoods. To control this invasive plant the biocontrol agent Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' biotype was released in 2014. A preliminary...

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Witt, A. B. R.; Nunda, W.; Makale, F.; Reynolds, K.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 515-523
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Biological control of weeds is a globally recognised approach to the management of some of the most troublesome invasive plants in the world. Accidental introductions of agents accounted for all weed biological control agent establishments in the European Union until 2010, but these examples...

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Shaw, R. H.; Ellison, C. A.; Marchante, H.; Pratt, C. F.; Schaffner, U.; Sforza, R. F. H.; Deltoro, V.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2018, 63, 3, pp 333-347
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The control of 12 exotic weeds in Southeast Asia by 20 species of introduced arthropods is reviewed. A table listing the arthropods and the weeds affected in 4 countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines) is presented. It is reported that only 2 of the weed species (Opuntia elatior ...

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Ooi, P. A. C.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Appropriate weed control in Southeast Asia. Proceedings of an FAO-CAB International workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17-18 May 1994., 1994, pp 11-17
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In 1957, stocks of Dactylopius opuntiae Ckll., Dactylopius sp. near D. confusus (Ckll.) and Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) obtained from South Africa and multiplied in Trinidad were released on Nevis in the Leeward Is. (West Indies) in an attempt to control species of Opuntia of the complex of O....

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Simmonds, F. J.; Bennett, F. D.
Citation
Entomophaga, 1966, 11, pt. 2, pp 183-189 pp.

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