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- Rieske, L.K.
- Acta horticulturae 2014 no.1019 pp. 205-209
- Castanea; Dryocosmus kuriphilus; Megastigmus; Torymus; biological control; natural enemies; parasitoids; United States
- ... The Asian chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), is a globally invasive pest of Castanea. Population regulators and geographic range expansion of the Asian chestnut gall wasp in North America with focus on natural enemy recruitment have been evaluated. After the initial discovery of the gall wasp in the U.S., there were biological control releases that included Megasti ...
- Vannini, A.; Martignoni, D.; Bruni, N.; Tomassini, A.; Aleandri, M.P.; Vettraino, A.M.; Caccia, R.; Speranza, S.; Paparatti, B.
- Acta horticulturae 2014 no.1019 pp. 235-238
- Castanea sativa; Dryocosmus kuriphilus; biological control; biological control agents; branches; conidia; fungi; galls; mortality; necrosis; orchards; plant rots; Italy
- ... During 2009, a fungus belonging to the genus Gnomoniopsis was found associated with the necrosis of galls of Dryocosmus kuriphilus, the chestnut gall wasp. The common observation of this phenomenon in chestnut orchards prompted us to evaluate the utilization of the fungus for biological control of gall wasp. During 2011, experiments were conducted on young, five-year-old plants of Castanea sativa, ...