Monday, 18 November 2002: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 113 (Convention Center, Ground Level)

Emerging Ecological Concerns for Cactoblastis cactorum in North America: Issues and Actions

Moderator(s): Daniel L. Mahr
Kenneth A. Bloem
8:00 AM0309Cactoblastis cactorum: an overview of the situation and issues
Daniel L. Mahr
8:15 AM0310Man-induced versus natural dispersal of Cactoblastis cactorum, a famous biocontrol agent against cactus invaders
Helmuth Zimmermann, L.C. Foxcroft, J.H. Hoffmann
8:35 AM0311Assessing the impact of Cactoblastis cactorum on Mexican Opuntia populations
J. Soberon, Jordan Golubov, M.C. Mandujano, Helmuth Zimmermann, J.H. Hoffmann
8:55 AM0312Current distribution of C. cactorum in the U.S. and its interaction with native natural enemies
Stephen Hight, J.E. Carpenter, K.A. Bloem, Stephanie Bloem, Robert W. Pemberton
9:15 AMBreak
9:30 AM0313Population restoration of rare cacti and the threat of non-target effects from Cactoblastis
Peter Stiling
9:50 AM0314Potential and risks of biological control of C. cactorum in North America
Robert W. Pemberton
10:10 AM0315Development of a trapping system for the cactus moth
Tom Weissling, J.E. Carpenter, K.A. Bloem, N. Epsky, Robert R. Heath
10:30 AM0316Applications of F1 sterility for research and management of C. cactorum
Stephanie Bloem, J.E. Carpenter, K.A. Bloem
10:50 AMDiscussion

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