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Leafy Spurge A Candidate For Biological Control

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dc.contributor.author Moran, Gary
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Leafy Spurge A Candidate For Biological Control en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source north dakota farm research: Vol. 49, no. 05, pgs. 3-6 en_US
dc.description This is an article on a biological verses chemical response to a problematic weed, Leafy Spurge, that was imported to the United States in 1827 from Europe and Asia. The writer of this article cited the high costs of attempting to control of pest problems. He believed that addressing these with natural solutions might prove more effective and cost effective. He cited how the growth of chemicals in agriculture had increased since WWII and stated how problems before had to be addressed other ways before. IN Europe, leafy spurge had several insects that were immune to this weeds defense mechanisms. In the US, no insects were able to overcome these barriers. He cited how imported insects needed to be screened extensively as to not negatively affect the ecosystem in North Dakota and the US. A realistic approach to control this weed would include grazing management, biological management, selected chemicals and cultural control.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T19:11:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T19:11:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9608
dc.date 1992 en_US
dc.subject Euphorbia esula en_US
dc.subject Weed control en_US
dc.subject Biological control en_US

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