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dc.contributor.author Hodges, Charles S Jr en_US
dc.contributor.author Gardner, Donald E en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-28T22:17:47Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-11-28T22:17:47Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1985-05 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hodges CS, Gardner DE. 1985. Myrica faya: potential biological control agents. Honolulu (HI): Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 54. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4080 en_US
dc.description Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in. en_US
dc.description.abstract Myrica faya, an aggressive alien tree or shrub infesting Hawaiian forests, is native to the Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands, island groups in the north Atlantic Ocean. An exploratory trip to these regions was made in search of potential biocontrol agents. This species was found to be generally abundant in these islands, comprising prominent portions of native forests. Myrica faya also readily encountered in waste areas and old pastures, hedgerows, and roadsides. Several diseases and insects were found to attack M. faya, some of which were capable of causing severe damage in local areas. However, M. faya populations in general did not appear limited by attacks of such agents. Nevertheless, since insect or pathogen behavior may be influenced by new environments as is the host itself, it is recommended that further study be directed at determining the biocontrol potential in Hawaii for certain of the insects and diseases observed in the native habitats of M. faya. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Park Service Cooperative Park Studies Unit; Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical Report en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 54 en_US
dc.subject Myrica faya en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alien plants -- Biological control -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Morella faya -- Diseases and pests. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Morella faya -- Biological control -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Weeds -- Biological control -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.title Myrica faya: potential biological control agents en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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