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Transfering Bio-Control Agents Across State Lines, Who Are You Going To Call?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

 

When you transfer biocontrol agents across state lines, you need to be permitted.    The folks at APHIS can help you with questions you might have about this.     A great contact is:

Richard “Joe”  Merenz,  DPC
PPQ Officer, USDA APHIS PPQ
1220 Cole Ave. Helena MT 59601
Phone:  (406) 449-5210


Applying Biological Control Methods For Weed Management – MSU Weed Post

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

 

Biological control agents are organisms (e.g. insects, nematodes or fungi) that can be used to manage large weed populations. Typically these organisms are natural enemies of the target species in their native continent and are introduced to their new range following testing to ensure they do not harm non-target plants. Biocontrol agents have been approved and released for several weed species in Montana. Download the complete post to find out the ins and outs of biocontrol from beginning to end.

This publication is produced by Montana State University Extension and the Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign