Can the persistent purple loosestrife plant be kept in check by environmentally safe methods? This project tested the use of two kinds of Galerucella insects as biocontrol agents to combat the spread of purple loosestrife in Iowa wetlands.
Micheal D. Owen, Anthony B. Cortilet
Year of Grant Completion
Obrycki, John J.; Owen, Micheal D. K.; and Cortilet, Anthony B., "Biocontrol of purple loosestrife by two host-specific European leaf feeding beetles in Iowa wetlands" (2000). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 144.