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Title: Field test of first commercial formulation of Mycoleptodiscus terrestris (Gerd.) Ostazeski as a biocontrol for Eurasian watermilfoil
Authors: Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Shearer, Judy F. (Judy Fredrickson)
Keywords: Biocontrol
Biological control
Eurasian watermilfoil
Myriophyllum spicatum
Mycoleptodiscus terrestris
Fungal pathogen
Issue Date: Dec-1994
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The plant pathogenic fungus Mycoleptodiscus terrestris (Gerd.) Ostazeski has been identified as a potential biocontrol agent for the submersed aquatic macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum L. Successful tests in laboratory, pool, and pond experiments led to the development of the organism into the mycoherbicide Aqua-Fyte. Efficacy of the commercial formulation was tested on field populations of Eurasian watermilfoil in Guntersville, AL, July 1992. The mycoherbicide was ineffective in reducing aboveground biomass of milfoil under natural conditions in the field. A reevaluation of the formulation must be undertaken to understand differences in performance of the mycoherbicide between laboratory and field trials.
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