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Lessons Learned In describing the classical introduction of two European-derived parasitoids of the apple ermine moth into Canada for the purpose of biologically controlling the new exotic apple ermine moth, it is apparent that although it was a relatively well-executed introduction, it was not based on the safety precautions currently in place to protect against the release of destructive new species. The fact that similar studies of the pest were carried out in the USA and that the same two parasitoid species were chosen for release on both sides of the Canadian/USA border demonstrates that international introductions could probably be better handled through collaborative classical biological control projects, particularly as parasitoids do not recognize human-imposed borders.
A. Trichoderma virens growing from formulated SoilGard particles on soil. B. Zinnia elegans seedlings infected with Rhizoctonia solani on left, and protected seedlings in soil-less mix amended with SoilGard on right. Figs C to F. Witchesʼ broom disease is the main constraint for cacao cultivation in Brazil. Trichoderma stromaticum has been developed for control of this weed (Chapter 23). C. A hanging broom on a cacao tree. D. Apparently unimpaired sporulation of T. stromaticum on a witches' broom in a plot treated with a copper fungicide (blue-green colour on leaf litter).
Most of the evidence that introductions against P. rapae lowered the pest’s density is contained in Van Driesche and Bellows (1988) or Cameron and Walker (2002). Stronger biological control institutions with long-term funding, a defined mandate and clear rules of conduct should be created to provide for better evaluations of future projects. , Pasquale, A. and Elkinton, J. (2003a) Introduced braconid parasitoids and range reduction of a native butterfly in New England. Biological Control 28, 197–213.