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2001Exotic Pests and Diseases Research Program

PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2001-2002   Related Information
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PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2001-2002

Agricultural Systems

Characterization of California and Australian isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum. M. Davis, Plant Pathology, UC Davis. (2 Years; $39,590)

Management of the citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) E. Grafton-Cardwell, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier. (2 Years; $45,000)

Management of the vine mealybug, Planococcus ficus, by augmentative releases of parasites and ant control. J. Klotz, Entomology, UC Riverside; C. Gispert, UC Riverside Cooperative Extension. (2 Years; $57,306)

Resistance of alfalfa against silverleaf whitefly: breeding and mechanisms of resistance. G. Walker, Entomology, UC Riverside; L. Teuber, Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis. (2 Years; $120,797)

Natural Systems

Cape ivy distribution, ecology and reproductive biology. J. DiTomaso, Weed Science Program/Vegetable Crops, UC Davis. (3 Years; $30,000)

Integrated management of medusahead and other noxious annual grasses and restoration of degraded grassland to desirable species. J. DiTomaso, Weed Science Program/Vegetable Crops, UC Davis. (3 Years; $82,950)

Ecological approaches for management of artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus) spread. J. Holt, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside. (3 Years; $82,573)

Effects of invasive woody plant species in California: a nascent protocol for an impact assessment. M. Rejmanek, Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis; C. Elmore, Weed Science Program/Vegetable Crops, UC Davis. (3 Years; $97,464)

Spatial distribution and host associations of Phytophthora ramorum, causal agent of sudden oak death in California. D. Rizzo, Plant Pathology, UC Davis; M. Garbelotto, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM), UC Berkeley. (3 Years; $80,000)

Reproductive biology and populations genetics of fountain grass (Penniseum setaceum Forskal), an invasive species in California. J. Waines, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside. (3 Years; $63,000)

Impacts and management of roof rats (Rattus rattus) in riparian areas in California. D. Whisson, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, UC Davis; A. Engilis, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, UC Davis. (3 Years; $67,301)

Urban Systems

Threshold temperature and thermal time requirement for life cycle of the sting nematode. J. Becker, Nematology, UC Riverside. (2 Years; $85,948)

The impacts of pitch canker on susceptible pines in California. T. Gordon, Plant Pathology, UC Davis; D. Wood, Insect Biology, UC Berkeley. (3 Years; $47,479)

Integration of tactics for management of invasive insect pests: adaptations for an expanding community of pests and natural enemies in the urban forest. T. Paine, Entomology, UC Riverside; J. Millar, Entomology, UC Riverside. (3 Years; $107,840)

Biology and ecology of Psyllaephagus spp. parasitic on the redgum lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore. K. Daane, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; D. Dahlsten, Insect Biology, UC Berkeley. (2 Years; $62,149)


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