Tag: Dryocosmus kuriphilus

Châtaigniers: un patrimoine biologique et culturel

Une brochure née d’un projet pédagogique en biologie ethnologie, durant lequel nous nous sommes penchés sur les châtaigniers et Dryocosmus kuriphilus, le cynips du châtaignier. Ce document est le résultat d’une démarche participative impliquant des biologistes, des ethnologues, des producteurs de châtaignes et des représentants des services cantonaux et fédéraux concernés.  L’objectif de cette brochure est de…

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“Cinipide, la lotta biologica funziona” by Luca Berti, in La Regione Ticino

Torymus sinensis, a chinese hymenopteran parasitoid is considered as the only antagonist of the chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus. After the invasion of the gall wasp in Ticino’s chestnut forests, cantonal authorities sought an homologation of T. sinensis by the Federal Office for the Environment. A very good paper by Luca Berti (published the 4th…

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Torymus sinensis: a viable management option for the biological control of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Europe?

The chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus is a global pest of chestnut (Castanea spp). Established as a pest in the mid-twentieth century in Japan, Korea and North America, this species was first reported in Europe in 2002. Following the successful release of a biological control agent Torymus sinensis in Japan, this parasitoid species has been…

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