The introduced fungal pathogen Phloeospora Mimosae-Pigrae and its progress as biological control agent for Mimosa Pigra

Hennecke, B.R., Dale, M.L., Gibb, K.S., and Padovan, A.C. (1999) The introduced fungal pathogen Phloeospora Mimosae-Pigrae and its progress as biological control agent for Mimosa Pigra. In: Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference. From: 12th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference, 27-30 September 1999, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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[Extract] Mimosa pigra L. (Mimosaceae), or giant sensitive plant, is a tropical, woody perennial shrub originating from tropical America. In its country of origin M. pigra seldom reaches a height of 2m but in its introduced range it grows up to 6m tall forming dense, impenetrable, thorny thickets. In the northern part of Australia M. pigra covers approximately 800 km2 of wetland and conservation area causing problems by competing with pasture plants and displacing native vegetation. Biological control, through the introduction of natural enemies, is likely to be the only method of long term control or sustainable management of this vigorous weed.

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