A new research review finds communication between invasion ecologists and biological control experts tends to go one way, highlighting opportunities for invasion ecologists to benefit more from biocontrol publications and datasets.
A biocontrol program deploying a leaf-feeding beetle and a stem-boring weevil in eastern Africa against the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus is proving successful and is set to become a key component of integrated pest management programs to control the weed.
Two species of striped cucumber beetle are key pests of squashes, gourds, cucumbers, melons, and other cucurbit crops. A new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management reviews the beetles' biology and current and potential management strategies.
In the response to the fall armyworm's arrival in Africa and Asia, researchers have now identified parasitoid wasp species serving as natural enemies of the crop pest on both continents.