Phragmites Biocontrol

Development of biocontrol program for the invasive species Phragmites, including a complete literature search and discussion of biocontrol feasibility for Phragmites; identification of effective biocontrol for Phragmites; completion of programmatic environmental requirements for use of biocontrol; and the development of an implementation plan and training program. Desired Outcome: The Department’s maintenance costs will be reduced as Phragmites are brought under control, thus helping the Department with its accomplishment under the Economic Competitiveness priority result area.