Biological control of gumleaf skeletoniser

Berndt, Lisa
November 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p12
The article focuses on the biological control of gumleaf skeletonizer. The gumleaf skeletonizer is an Australian insect pest, which targets various eucalypt species. Its recent discovery in Katikatu, Bay of Plenty, marks a southward movement of the tree pest out of the Auckland area. The propagation of this insect will have long-term implications, primarily for hardwood growers, because of productivity loss due to defoliation. In response to the problem, Biosecurity New Zealand has funded the establishment of a biological control program that aims to manage gumleaf skeletonizer in the country.


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