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Abstract

Integrated pest control trial against the proliferation of Cissus quadrangularis L. (Vitaceae) in the National Park des Iles de la Madeleine (Senegal).

Abstract

Introduction: Help put up a integrated fight against the proliferation of Cissus quadrangularis L. in the National Park des Iles de la Madeleine (NPIM) in Senegal. Methodology and results: of trying to biological and physical control. Biological control has been based on collecting and raising caterpillars capable of degrading the stems and leaves of the concern species. As for the physical struggle, it was to snatch individuals of C. quadrangularis and follow the regenerative capacity of the plant residues after different treatments. The results have shown that biological control is possible through the caterpillar of Hippotion celerio, phytophage of C. quadrangularis. Also, physical control tests have shown that manual eradication would seem to be effective when the fragments of the plant are disposed of by incineration out of the park. Conclusion and application: The combination of these two methods could reduce and limit the occupancy area and possible spread of C. quadrangularis in NPIM.