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Title: Suitability of introduced Nymphoides spp. (Nymphoides cristata, N. peltata) as targets for biological control in the United States
Authors: Harms, Nathan E.
Nachtrieb, Julie G.
Keywords: Aquatic plants
Introduced organisms
Invasive plants--Biological control
Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN APCRP-BC-42
Abstract: This technical note summarizes the results of a scoping study to determine whether the introduced Nymphoides cristata and N. peltata are suitable targets for classical biological control in the United States. A thorough literature review of biology, management, and impacts of both Nymphoides spp. was conducted, and the standard Peschkin-McClay scoring system was applied to assess their suitability as classical biological control targets. Scores from independent reviewers were averaged; 146 for N. cristata and 148.5 for N. peltata. Based on these scores, it was concluded that these Nymphoides spp. are good candidates for biological control. Presented here is the justification for the Peschken-McClay scores and the results of climate-matching studies to determine overseas locations where initial exploration for agents should take place.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN APCRP-BC-42
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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