Opuntia stricta is an increasing problem in South Africa's premier wildlife reserve, the Kruger National Park, where the weed continues to disperse and has formed many dense, impenetrable thickets, some of which extend over several hectares. Although herbicidal control measures...
Dactylopius opuntiae reduced an Opuntia stricta var. stricta population in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, an area where Cactoblastis cactorum has little impact. Cactoblastis cactorum was bivoltine at the experimental site. The proportion of C. cactorum eggs hatching...
Since the successful control of prickly pear cactus by Cactoblastis cactorum in Australia, populations of plants and moths have persisted at low densities in open woodland sites. A contagious egg distribution causes overcrowding of larvae on some plants but insures low levels or...
This guideline has been prepared under section 15 of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 (Qld) to support successful management of prickly pears, a Class 2 declared pest. It sets out an objective, and statutory and non-statutory actions which are...
A 2007 fact sheet on invasive plants and animals produced by Land Protection (Invasive Plants and Animals) for the Queensland Government's Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. This fact sheet is on identifying and controling prickly pear.
The applied ecological discipline of classical biological control (CBC) has a long history, bolstered by some spectacular successes in the management of pest insect and plant species. A major poster child of CBC is the control of prickly pear (Opuntia spp.) in Australia by the...
A 2007 fact sheet on invasive plants and animals produced by Land Protection (Invasive Plants and Animals) for the Queensland Government's Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. This fact sheet is on the story of prickly pear in Australia.

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