Biocontrol for Nature Conference

Biocontrol for Nature

Fall Colors in Northampton

The 2010 Biological Control for Nature Conference

Biological control of pests in forests and associated habitats

The Hotel Northampton, in Northampton, Massachusetts (USA), from October 3-7, 2010

"Exploring the benefits of classical biological control for forests, wetlands, grasslands, and deserts"

This meeting will explore the benefits of classical biological control for the control of invasive insects and plants in natural forests, and associated habitats such as wetlands, grasslands, and deserts. Applications to islands and other natural systems will also be included. The meeting will not address other forms of biological control (e.g., augmentation, conservation, biopesticides), nor will it address use of biological control in plantation forestry. The meeting will appeal to biological control scientists, conservationists, invasion biologists, and land managers.

The meeting is supported by the USDA Forest Service (Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team,), USDA, ARS, the National Park Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the mid Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council.

This meeting continues the series started with the 1st International Workshop on Biological Control of Invasive Species of Forests, held September 20-25, 2007 in Beijing. http://svinetfc2.fs.fed.us/biocontrol/

Emerald Ash Borer Emerald Ash Borer larva

Adult and larval Emerald Ash Borer. A pest killing millions of Ash trees in America - biocontrol being initiated.


 Saltcedar  Saltcedar
Diorhabda beetles defoliating Saltcedar in South West United States. Biocontrol in progress.

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