The project purpose was to implement a classical biological control (CBC) strategy for Mikania micrantha H.B. K. (Asteraceae), or mile-a-minute weed, using a rust fungus (Puccinia spegazzinii) from Trinidad, identified and assessed under Phase I (R6735), in Southwest and Northeast India. The project involved 4 Indian organisations; Kerala Forest Research Institutes (KFRI); Project Directorate of Biological Control (PDBC), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); Assam Agricultural University (AAU) and National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), and CABI Bioscience, UK. The project consisted of nine main research areas.
CABI Bioscience (A Division of CAB International), UK., 74 pp.
Classical biological control of Mikania micrantha with Puccinia spegazzinii: Implementation Phase. Final Technical Report.