Two insects offer potential biological control of common purslane
Stephen L. Clement, University of California
Robert F. Norris, University of California
California Agriculture 36(2):16-18. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v036n02p16.
Stephen L. Clement is Research Entomologist, Biological Control of Weeds Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Albany, and Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California, Berkeley; Robert F. Norris is Associate Professor of Botany and Botanist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Davis (UCD).
They stress the weeds, reducing their vigor and seed production.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the technical assistance of Debra Ayres, Renzo Lardelli, and Dave Smart (UCD), and Noah Poritz (USDA). Dr. D. R. Whitehead, USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Washington, D.C., kindly identified H. bertrandi.