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Canada Thistle Control - Free Green Solution
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Please submit any questions you may have to Dr. Dana Berner, by completing the adjacent form. Dr. Berner has over 30 years experience as a plant pathologist. Twenty four of these years were devoted to biological control of weeds and over 14 years experience were spent in the successful development of biological control of Canada thistle (
) with the rust fungus described in this site. He has worked for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and for the Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit of USDA, ARS. He is an expert in control of Canada thistle.
* Berner, D. K.
. 2015. Some dynamics of spread and infection by aeciospores of Puccinia punctiformis, a biological control pathogen of Cirsium arvense. Biological Control 88: 18-25.
* Berner, D. K., et al. 2015. Asymptomatic systemic disease of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) caused by Puccinia punctiformis and changes in shoot density following inoculation . Biological Control 86: 28-35.
erner, D. K.,
2013. Successful establishment of epiphytotics of Puccinia punctiformis for biological control of Cirsium arvense. Biological Control 67:350-360.
*Berner, D.K., Bean, D.W. 2013. Biological control of Canada thistle using a rust fungus and releasing APHIS-approved pathogens for control of Russian knapweed and Russian thistle. USDA, ARS and Colorado Dept. of Ag. Specific Cooperative Agreement, ARS Project Number 8044-22000-039-07
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