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- Diamandis, S.; Perlerou, C.; Nakopoulou, Z.; Christopoulos, V.; Topalidou, E.; Tziros, G.
- Acta horticulturae 2014 no.1043 pp. 23-34
- Castanea; Cryphonectria parasitica; biological control; coppicing; forests; fungi; horticulture; human resources; inoculum; orchards; silvicultural practices; tree age; viruses; Greece
- ... Since 1963 when chestnut blight was recorded for the first time in Greece, the disease has spread into all 29 chestnut growing prefectures. As a result the national, annual chestnut production was reduced from 18,000 tons in the 1960s to 11,000 tons in 2005. A project for the application of biological control on a nationwide scale was funded and implemented during the period 2007-2009. Hypovirulen ...
- Quacchia, A.; Moriya, S.; Bosio, G.
- Acta horticulturae 2014 no.1043 pp. 199-204
- Castanea; Dryocosmus kuriphilus; Torymus; biological control; parasitism; parasitoids; pest control; China; Italy; Japan; United States
- ... Dryocosmus kuriphilus is a global serious pest of chestnut. Original of China, it was accidentally introduced into several countries across the world. Biological control using its natural parasitoid Torymus sinensis is the most promising method to control the pest. T. sinensis was first introduced into Japan and USA, and since 2005 into Europe. The effectiveness of this biological control strategy ...