Canadian Forest Service Publications

Management of plant pathogens for vegetation control in forestry. 1996. Wall, R.E.; Hasan, S. Pages 1-19 in S.P. Raychaudhuri and K. Maramorosch, Editors. Forest trees and palms: Diseases and control. Vijay Primlano for Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 66 Janpath, New Delhi.

Year: 1996

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4632

Language: English

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Abstract

The classical, inundative and augmentative biological control strategies are considered here with respect to management of forest vegetation. Classical biological control will become increasingly necessary as exotic weed species replace native vegetation. The inundative approach is feasible where an appropriate treatment window can be identified and may require a multi-component strategy to ensure efficacy and safety. The augmentative strategy, defined here as silvicultural manipulation of forest stands to take advantage of natural populations of weed pathogens, should increase in importance as the biology of plant pathogens becomes better understood.

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