New biocontrol solution for sustainable management of weed impacts to agricultural profitability

  • 75 pages

  • Published: 23 Sep 2020

  • Author(s): Dr Raghu Sathyamurthy, Dr Louise Morin, Dr Andrew Mcconnachie, Dr Raelene Kwong, Dr Greg Lefoe, Joe Vitelli, Kunjithapatham Dhileepan

  • ISBN: 978-1-76053-120-1

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This project aimed to develop biocontrol agents for the control of ten weeds of importance in Australia. Five of these weeds are Weeds of National Significance (WoNS): cabomba, Sagittaria, prickly acacia, silverleaf nightshade and African boxthorn. New candidate biocontrol agents have been identified and underpinning research undertaken; applications have been made to the relevant authorities for their consideration for release into Australia. The project has also identified ways to integrate novel biocontrol solutions with other on-farm and off-farm weed management techniques.