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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...

Author(s)
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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Alien invasive weeds are recognized as a global threat to natural and agro-ecosystems. The list of alien weeds of Pakistan is extensive, with many of these having become invasive posing a serious threat to agricultural production, biodiversity and human and animal health. Some of the worst affected ...

Author(s)
Shabbir, A.; Abdul Rehman; Weyl, P.
Publisher
Organising Committee, XV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds 2018, Engelberg, Switzerland
Citation
Proceedings of the XV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg, Switzerland, 26-31 August 2018., 2018, pp 63-67
Abstract

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...

Author(s)
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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This article provides a preliminary list of alien plant species in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in East Africa. The list is based on broad-scale roadside surveys in the area and is supplemented by more detailed surveys of tourist facilities in the Masai-Mara National Reserve and adjoining...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.; Kiambi, S.; Beale, T.; Wilgen, B. W. van
Publisher
South African National Parks, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Koedoe, 2017, 59, 1, pp Art. #1426
Full TextCABI Book Info
Cover for Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Laikipia.

The impetus for the development of this Field Guide came about as a result of pleas from the community around the village of Doldol, Laikipia County, to initiate a control programme for Australian prickly pear [Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw.; Fabaceae], an invasive plant which was having a dramatic...

Author(s)
Witt, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392152)
Type
Book
Abstract

Objectives: The spotted wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae), is a pest that infests small stone fruits and cherries in the majority of fruit-growing regions of the world. The fruiting season of the usual hosts of this pest is relatively short. In order to...

Author(s)
Liu Yan; Xie DongSheng; Zhang Feng; Zhang JinPing; Hu ChunHua; Zhang JianMei; Xiong Yan; Liu Bing; Dong WenXia
Publisher
Institute of Zoology, Beijing, China
Citation
Chinese Journal of Applied Entomology, 2017, 54, 1, pp 107-112
Abstract

Many cactus species have been introduced around the world and have subsequently become major invaders, inducing social and ecological costs. We recorded the distribution of Opuntia stricta in eastern Africa, and conducted 200 household interviews using semi-structured questionnaires to assess local ...

Author(s)
Shackleton, R. T.; Witt, A. B. R.; Piroris, F. M.; Wilgen, B. W. van
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biological Invasions, 2017, 19, 8, pp 2427-2441
Abstract

A description is provided for Didymium dubium, a nivicolous myxomycete (slime mould). Some information on its dispersal and transmission and conservation status is given, along with details of its geographical distribution (Canada (Ontario), Mexico, USA (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, ...

Author(s)
Krivomaz, T. I.; Michaud, A.; Minter, D. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 2010, No.184, pp Sheet 1833
Abstract

A description is provided for Mycotypha microspora. Details of its geographical distribution (Libya, Nigeria, India (Tamil Nadu), Thailand, USA (Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts), Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Poland,...

Author(s)
Kirk, P. M.; Benny, G. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 2008, No.178, pp Sheet 1777
Abstract

A description is provided for Meliola opuntiae. Information is included on the disease caused by the organism, its transmission, geographical distribution, and hosts. DISEASE: Meliola opuntiae occurs on living branches and fruits of plants weakened by other factors such as pests or diseases. In...

Author(s)
Rodríguez, M.; Minter, D. W.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 1998, No. 136, pp Sheet 1357

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