Advances in Weed Biological Control: The On-going Metamorphosis

Wednesday, November 19, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A16, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Veronica Manrique
Rodrigo Diaz
William A. Overholt
Gregory Wheeler
8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks
8:05 AM
8:27 AM
The ecological basis for agent selection
Rieks D. Van Klinken, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
8:49 AM
Relationship between plant defensive chemistry and host range of weed biological control agents
Gregory Wheeler, USDA ARS IPRL; Jianqing Ding, Huazhong Agriculture University; Yanjun Wang, Wuhan Botanical Garden/Institute; Y Purcell, USDA ARS Australian Biological Control Laboratory; Susan Wright, USDA - ARS
9:55 AM
Use of cryptic species for biological control of weeds
Lincoln Smith, USDA - ARS; Massimo Cristofaro, Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (ENEA), Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Labor; Alessio De Biase, Sapienza Rome University
10:17 AM
11:11 AM
Revisiting release strategies in biological control
Fritzi Grevstad, University of Washigton
11:55 AM
Concluding Remarks
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