Parrot’s feather: Biological control using fungal-based herbicides
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Application of a mass-produced product, formulated from fungal microorganisms which cause disease in the host plant, can be used as a means of controlling invasive plants (Gassmann et al. 2006; Hussner et al. 2017). The use of pathogens to control parrot’s feather is discussed under ‘Biological control using plant pathogens’.
Gassmann A., Cock M.J.W., Shaw R. & Evans H.C. (2006) The potential for biological control of invasive alien aquatic weeds in Europe: a review. Hydrobiologia, 570, 217-222.
Hussner A., Stiers I., Verhofstad M.J.J.M., Bakker E.S., Grutters B.M.C., Haury J., van Valkenburg J.L.C.H., Brundu G., Newman J., Clayton J.S. & Anderson L.W.J. (2017) Management and control methods of invasive alien freshwater aquatic plants: A review. Aquatic Botany, 136, 112-137.