Biological Control Agents
|What is Biological Control?
Biological control, commonly referred to as “bio-control”, is a method of suppressing invasive plants by reuniting them with their natural enemies, such as insects and plant diseases. The goal of bio-control is to suppress weed infestations to a more environmentally and economically acceptable level. Bio-control will not eradicate weed infestations.
How do Biological Control Agents Reduce the Impact of Invasive Plants?
Biological control agents…
Successful biological control is generally achieved by using a variety of agents that attack different parts of the weed throughout its lifecycle.
|Insects that Attack Invasive Plants in the Okanagan-Similkameen
[Link to PDF]
A brochure that outlines biological control agents that attack invasive plants in the Okanagan-Similkameen, prepared by OASISS. Can update this document this spring.
| Biocontrol Process in British Columbia
[Link to PDF]
A document prepared by MFLNRORD that outlines the biocontrol process in British Columbia.
| Invasive Plants with Biocontrol in BC
[Link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/invasive-species/management/plants/biological-control/invasive-plants-with-biocontrol ]
MFLNRORD provides a list of invasive plant species in B.C. that have biocontrol agents.