Integrating classical biological control with plant health in the urban forest

T. D. Paine, J. G. Millar, T. S. Bellows, L. M. Hanks, J. R. Gould

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Introduction of a parasitic wasp and a predaceous beetle has reduced populations of the ash whitefly by 1000-fold in landscape trees in California. It is hoped that similar introductions of parasitic wasps to control the eucalyptus longhorned borer will be successful in reducing tree mortality. However, choosing the proper species of Eucalyptus for site conditions, proper water management to maintain optimum tree vigor, and proper tree maintenance will reduce the risk of attack by this borer. Plant health care is critical to enhance tree resistance and limit tree susceptibility. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arboriculture
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Ecology

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