Skip to Main Content
Potential Alternatives to Classical Biocontrol: Using Native Agents in Invaded Habitats and Genetically Engineered Sterile Cultivars for Invasive Plant ManagementAuthor(s): ShiLi Miao; Yi Li; Qinfeng Guo; Hua Yu; JiangQing Ding; et al.
Source: Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 6(1):17-21
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (393.75 KB)
DescriptionThe development of an effective approach to control and eradication of invasive species has become a major challenge to scientists, managers, and society. Biocontrol has been widely utilized to control exotic plants in the past few decades with some degree of sucess. However, there have been an increasing number of controversies pertaining to this approach, largely due to the potential environmental risk when introduced natural enemies attack non-targeted species. Here we present two alternatives in addition to classical biocontrol of invasive plants using case studies, and discuss the possibility that there may be more than one formula for a success. One strategy is to search for native agents (other than introduced from elsewhere) in the invaded ranges to manage invasive plants that have been difficult for risky to control or eliminate with classical biocontrol methods. Another new approach is to use traditional breeding or modern transgenic technologies to produce sterile cultivars for economically important exotic plants used in horticulture and forestry.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationMiao, ShiLi.; Li, Yi.; Guo, Qinfeng.; Yu, Hua.; Ding, JiangQing.; et al. 2012. Potential Alternatives to Classical Biocontrol: Using Native Agents in Invaded Habitats and Genetically Engineered Sterile Cultivars for Invasive Plant Management. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 6(1):17-21.
Keywordsexotic plants, native biological agent, sterile cultivars
- Insect herbivory stimulates allelopathic exudation by an invasive plant and the suppression of natives
- I. Plants
- Understanding the side effects of classical biological control
XML: View XML