Project final report

Biological control of two major weeds affecting crop and livestock production in East Timor - Final report

Date released
29 July 2009
978 1 921615 09 2
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Johanna Karam, Tania Paul, Americo Brito and Lourenco Fontes


This project aimed to provide long-term control of two serious weeds. It also aimed to develop capacity in biological control, build knowledge through students, and raise awareness in rural community and acceptance of biological control by implementing an efficient, low technology method of collecting and disseminating the stem gall fly for chromolaena and the sap-sucking psyllid for M. diplotricha control.