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Biological Control of Giant Pine Scale in Australia

Giant pine scale (Marchalina hellenica) is a tiny scale insect that lives by sucking the sap of pine, fir and spruce trees. This project will assess the specialised biological control agent Neoleucopis and prepare an application to introduce the agent for long-term, sustainable management of giant pine scale in Australia.

Project date

1 Jun 2019-1 Sep 2023

Principal investigator

Greg Lefoe

Research organisations

AgriBio Centre for AgriBioscience
Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR) [Vic]

Project led by

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Forestry Natural capital assets Other rural industries

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to …

Multiple industries
Forestry Natural capital assets Other rural industries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Focus areas

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  • Research organisation

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