ecocompatible strategies to control weeds and insect pests

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ANTONINI G., AUDISIO P., CRISTOFARO M., COLETTI G., DE BIASE A., DOLGOVSKAYA M., KOROTYAEV B., REZNIK S., RECTOR B., TRONCI C., VOLKOVITSH M. AND SMITH L. (2005). Psylliodes sp. nr. chalcomerus and Ceratapion basicorne: synergism of morphological observations, life history, host range and genetic analyses for the selection as candidates for the biological control of Centaurea solstitialis L. VIII International Meeting on Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, September 5-12, 2005 Katowice, Poland.

ANTONINI G., AUDISIO P., DE BIASE A., MANCINI E., RECTOR B.G., CRISTOFARO M., SMITH L., BIONDI M., BON M.C., KOROTYAEV B. AND KONSTANTINOV A. (2008). The importance of molecular tools in classical biological control of weeds: two case studies with yellow starthistle candidate biocontrol agents. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon, M.C. Evans, H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

ANTONINI G., CRISTOFARO M., COLETTI G., KOROTYAEV B., LECCE F., RECTOR B. G., TRONCI C. AND SMITH L. (2005). A multi-method approach to the study of the host specificity of Ceratapion basicorne Illiger (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate biocontrol agent of yellow starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis L. (Asteraceae). XIII European Weed Research Society Symposium, June 20-23, 2005 Bari, Italy.

BELVEDERE S., ARNONE S., CRISTOFARO M., LA MARCA A., MARCARI V., SENIA G., DE BIASE A. (2014). Aspetti della biologia riproduttiva del Punteruolo rosso delle palme: un approccio molecolare e bioinformatico per la valutazione dell'impiego della Tecnica dell'Insetto Sterile. XXIV Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 9-14, 2014, Orosei (NU), Italy.

CORTAT G., HINZ H.L., GERBER E., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C., KOROTYAEV B.A. AND GÜLTEKIN L. (2008). Giving dyer’s woad the blues: encouraging first results for biological control. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien, M.H., Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L. & Rector, B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

COUTINOT D., CRISTOFARO M., KISS L. AND EHRET P. (2008). Feasibility of Biological Control of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) in Europe. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., CALVITTI M., DE BIASE A. AND DI ILIO V. (2010). Socio-economic impact of invasive arthropod crop pest species in developing countries. Giornata di Studio Accademia dei Georgofili, Firenze, November 26, 2009. Quaderni dei Georgofili 2009-V: 69-97.

CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., MUSMECI S., SASSO R., LAI A., DE BIASE A., LA MARCA A, BELVEDERE S., MARCARI V., SENIA G., CATARCI S. (2012). Feasibility of SIT to control red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier): an integrated physiological, ecological and genetic approach. In: Proceedings of 60th ESA Annual Meeting, November 11-14, 2012, Knoxville, TN, USA.

CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., MUSMECI S., SASSO R., LAI A., LA MARCA A., BELVEDERE S., DE BIASE A. (2011). Feasibility of a SIT program to control the red palm weevil in Italy. In: Proceedings of 59th ESA Annual Meeting, November 13-16, 2011, Reno, Nevada, USA.

CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., SASSO R., MUSMECI S., LAI A., LA MARCA A., BELVEDERE S., DE BIASE A., CATARCI S., INGHILESI A.F., MAZZA G., CERVO R. (2013). Mating Behavior Bioassays in an Integrated SIT Project for the Control of the Red Palm Weevil in Italy. March 15-18, 2013. International Conference on Research and Management Strategies for the Red Palm Weevil, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

CRISTOFARO M., AUGÉ M., MARINI F. (2016). Protocol for foreign exploration and field studies in the biological control of invasive weeds in the United States XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL Sept 2016.

CRISTOFARO M., AUGÉ M., MARINI F., DI CRISTINA F., STUTZ S., HINZ H., PETANOVIČ R., VIDOVIČ B., SMILJANIČ D., RECTOR B.G. AND GASKIN J.F. (2016). Foreign research activities on Perennial Pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium L.) during 2016. NR-IPC (Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council), Boise, ID, Oct 2016.

CRISTOFARO M., BON M. C., GUERMACHE F., COLONNELLI E., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., PRENA J. AND SMITH L. (2014). Improving the evaluation process of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), one prospective biocontrol agent of Salsola tragus, using a molecular approach. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

CRISTOFARO M., COLAZZA S., DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S., ARNONE S., DI ILIO V., ISIDORO N., MUSMECI S., SASSO R., BARLATTANI M. (2010). Preliminary studies of the biological cycle of the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) in Italy, aimed to the application of Sterile Insect Tecnique. In: Proceedings of 58TH ESA Annual Meeting, December 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.

CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., TRONCI C., DOLGOVSKAYA R., REZNIK S. AND VOLKOVITSH M. (2005). Note di biologia e prove preliminari di specificità su Psylliodes sp. nr. chalcomerus, potenziale agente di controllo biologico di Centaurea solstitialis. XX Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 13-18, 2005, Perugia- Assisi, Italy.

CRISTOFARO M., LECCE F. , DI CRISTINA F., PAOLINI A., ZONNO M. C., BOARI A. AND VURRO M. (2011). The use of Ascochyta caulina phytotoxins for the control of common ragweed. In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

CRISTOFARO M., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DI CRISTINA F., GÜLTEKIN L., AND SMITH L. (2011). Field explorations in Anatolia for the selection of specific biological control agents for Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

CRISTOFARO M., MARINI F., AUGÉ M., DI CRISTINA F, DOLGOVSKAYA M., VOLKOVITSH M., REZNIK S., HARIZANOVA V., STOEVA A., LITTLEFIELD J., SCHWARZLAENDER M. AND GASKIN J.F. (2016). Foreign research activities on RSW (Chondrilla juncea) during 2015-2016. NR- IPC (Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council), Boise, ID Oct 2016.

CRISTOFARO M., SASSO R., MUSMECI S., ARNONE S., DI ILIO V., DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S. (2011). Primi risultati relativi ad uno studio di fattibilità della tecnica dell’insetto sterile per il controllo di Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. June 13-16, 2011. Genova, Italy.

CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., COLONNELLI E., ZILLI A. AND AMER W. M. (2008). Field exploration for saltcedar natural enemies in Egypt. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

CRISTOFARO M., HAYAT R., GÜLTEKIN L., TOZLU G., TRONCI C., LECCE F., PAOLINI A. AND SMITH L. (2006). Arthropod communities associated with Centaurea solstitialis L. in Central and Eastern Anatolia. VIII European Congress of Entomology, September 17-22, 2006, Izmir, Turkey.

DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S., LA MARCA A., MARCARI V., SENIA G. (2014). Analisi preliminare di variabilità e differenziamento genetico di popolazioni di Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in aree di origine e di invasione. June 9-14, 2014. XXIV Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 9-14, 2014, Orosei (NU), Italy.

DE BIASE A., COLONNELLI E., BELVEDERE S., CRISTOFARO M., PAOLINI A., LA MARCA A., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., SMITH L. (2014). Taxonomic status of Trichosirocalus species attacking Carduus, Cirsium and Onopordum species. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

DE BIASE A., PRIMERANO S., BELVEDERE S., COLONNELLI E., SMITH L. and CRISTOFARO M. (2011). Genetic and behavioral differences among purported species of Trichosirocalus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for biological control of thistles (Asteraceae, Cardueae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

FENIO A., TRONCI C., PAOLINI A., CRISTOFARO M, TABILIO R. and QUARANTA M. (2005). Effetti dello Spinosad (Dow Agrosciences) sul ciclo vitale di Ceratitis capitata Wied. (Diptera: Tephritidae). XX Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 13-18, 2005, Perugia- Assisi, Italy.

GERBER E., HINZ H. L., CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DOLGOVSKAYA M., HAYAT R. and GÜLTEKIN L. (2011). Developing biological control for perennial pepperweed in the US: progress so far. In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii .

GERBER E., HINZ H.L., CRISTOFARO M,  LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DOLGOVSKAYA M. (2014). Developing biological control for Perennial Pepperweed in the US: progress so far. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

GOOLSBY J., THOMAS D., VACEK A., SALINAS C., PEREZ DE LEON A., SUMMY R. et al.,  (2014). Biological studies and field observations in Europe of Lasioptera donacis potential biological control agent of giant reed, Arundo donax, an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas and Mexico. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

GÜLTEKIN L., CRISTOFARO M., DE BIASE A., DI CRISTINA F., LA MARCA A., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., ZENGIN H. and SMITH L. (2013). Open field studies in Turkey to evaluate the host range of Larinus filiformis Petri, a potential biocontrol agent of Centaurea solstitialis L. In: Proceedings of 16th European Weed Research Society Symposium, June 24-27, 2013, Samsun, Turkey.

GÜLTEKIN L., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. and SMITH L. (2006). Life history of Larinus filiformis Petri (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), potential biological control agent for Centaurea solstitialis L., and geographical distribution in Turkey. VIII European Congress of Entomology, September 17-22, 2006, Izmir, Turkey.

GÜLTEKIN L., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. and SMITH L. (2008). Bionomics and seasonal occurrence of Larinus filiformis Petri, 1907 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), potential biological control agent for Centaurea solstitialis L. in eastern Turkey. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

HARIZANOVA V., STOEVA A., CRISTOFARO M., PAOLINI A., LECCE F., DI CRISTINA F., DE BIASE A. and SMITH L. (2011). Open field experiment to assess the host specificity of Lixus cardui (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential candidate for biological control of Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

HAYAT R., CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., GERBER E., GULTEKIN L., KOROTYAEV B., DOLGOVSKAYA M.,  PAOLINI A., RECTOR B.G., TRONCI C. and VOLKOVITSH M. (2015). Field observations in Central Turkey on Lasiosina deviata Nartshuk, a clerid stem boring fly potential biocontrol agent of Lepidium latifolium. In: 67th Proceedings of International Symposium on Crop Protection, May 19, 2015, Ghent, Belgium (in press).

HAYAT R., CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., PAOLINI A., GERBER E. AND RECTOR B.G. (2013). Field observations in Central Turkey on Lasiosina deviata Nartshuk, a clerid stem boring fly potential biocontrol agent of Lepidium latifolium. In: Proceedings of 16th European Weed Research Society Symposium, June 24-27, 2013, Samsun, Turkey.

HINZ, H. L., GERBER, E., CRISTOFARO, M., TRONCI, C., SEIER, M. K., KOROTYAEV, B. A., GÜLTEKIN, L., WILLIAMS, L. and SCHWARZLAENDER, M. (2008). All against one: first results of a newly formed foreign exploration consortium for the biological control of perennial pepperweed. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

LECCE F., PAOLINI A., TRONCI C., GULTEKIN L., DI CRISTINA F., KOROTOYAEV B., COLONNELLI E., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2008). Explorations in Central Asia and Mediterranean basin to select biological control agents for Salsola tragus. In Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

MONFREDA R., DE LILLO E. and CRISTOFARO M. (2008). Eriophyoid mites on Centaurea solstitialis L. in the Mediterranean area. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

PAOLINI A., CRISTOFARO M., LECCE F., DI CRISTINA F., DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S., ANTONINI G., TRONCI C., SMITH L. (2014). Ceratapion basicorne Illiger (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): biosaggi di laboratorio e campo per valutarne la specificità fisiologica come agente di controllo di Centaurea solstitialis L. (Asteraceae: Cardueae). Lettura tenuta durante la Tavola Rotonda Gestione sostenibile di piante aliene invasive mediante i loro nemici naturali. Seduta pubblica dell’Accademia, Firenze, 21 febbraio 2014. In: Atti Accademia Nazionale Entomologia (in press).

PAOLINI A., LECCE F., TRONCI C. AND CRISTOFARO M. (2006). Proposal for the classical biological control of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (Asteraceae) in Italy: an alien weed related to human health. EPPO/FAO Workshop How to manage Invasive Alien Plants: A case study of Solanum elaegnifolium, May 29-31, 2006, Sousse, Tunisia.

PAOLINI A., LECCE F., TRONCI C., HAYAT R., DI CRISTINA F., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2008). A lace bug as biological control agent of yellow starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis L. (Asteraceae): an unusual choice. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

PAOLINI A., TRONCI C., LECCE F., TOZLU G., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2006). Preliminary biological notes and host specificity bioassays of Tingis grisea Germar (Heteroptera: Tingidae), potential biological control agent for Centaurea solstitialis. VIII European Congress of Entomology, september 17-22, 2006, Izmir, Turkey.

SFORZA R., AUGÉ M., MARINI F., BON M-C., WINKLER DE., CRISTOFARO M., SMITH L. (2016). Biocontrol of Sahara mustard: an update on exploration in the native range. Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council), Yosemite, CA, 03 Nov 2016.

SFORZA R., CRISTOFARO, M. and JONES, W.A. (2008). Alien poisonous weeds: a challenge for a biological control of weeds program in Europe. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

SMITH, L., CRISTOFARO, M., DOLGOVSKAYA, M., TRONCI, C., and HAYAT, R. (2005). Status of new agents for biological control of yellow starthistle and Russian thistle. California Invasive Plants Council Meeting, Oct. 6-8 2005, Chico, CA

SMITH L., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. and HAYAT R. (2008). Refining methods to improve pre-release. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

STOEVA A., HARIZANOVA V., CRISTOFARO M., DE LILLO E., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DI CRISTINA F. and SMITH L. (2011). Field garden experiments to assess the host specificity of Aceria solstitialis (Acari: Eriophyoidea), potential biocontrol agent for Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

TRONCI C., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A. and CRISTOFARO M. (2005). Esplorazioni nel bacino del Mediterraneo, Mar Nero e Asia Minore per la selezione di fitofagi specifici associati a Centaurea solstitialis L. XX Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 13-18, 2005, Perugia, Assisi, Italy.

TRONCI C., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DI CRISTINA F., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2008). Impact of larval and adult feeding of Psylliodes chalcomerus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), on yellow starthistle. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

VOLKOVITSH M. G., DOLGOVSKAYA M. Y., REZNIK S. Y., ZAITSEV V. F., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. and MARKIN G. (2008). Sphenoptera foveola (Col.: Buprestidae) as a potential agent for biocontrol of skeleton weed, Chondrilla juncea. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

VURRO M., CRISTOFARO M., CASELLA F., BOARI A. and ZONNO M.C. (2008). Lotta biologica alle piante infestanti. Workshop Innovazioni nella difesa delle colture con mezzi a basso impatto ambientale, Accademia dei Georgofili, 27 novembre 2008, Firenze, Italia.


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