Biological control of Brazilian peppertree
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Weed biological control projects include:
  • Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius)
  • Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera)
  • Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
  • Australian pine (Casuarina spp.)

Activities include:

  • foreign exploration searching the native range of the weed for potential biological control agents
  • host testing to determine suitability of candidate agents for release
  • establishment of permitted organisms
  • chemical ecology of the insect/plant interaction
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Thrips, Pseudophilothrips ichini, a potential biological control agent of Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)
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