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Dr. Richard A. Casagrande

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Director of the Lily Beetle Resea...

University of Rhode Island
79 Upper College Road
Kingston, Rhode Island 02881
United States

Company Description: The University of Rhode Island is the principal public research and graduate institution in Rhode Island that has undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal...   more
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  • Ph.D.
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2:00 pm "Update on Beetle Predation ...
www.towerhillbg.org, 10 Oct 2012 [cached]
2:00 pm "Update on Beetle Predation Research Project" with Dr. Richard Casagrande, director of the Lily Beetle Research Project, University of Rhode Island
Invasive Plants
www.ecolandscaping.org, 15 Dec 2010 [cached]
Richard Casagrande, Professor of Entomology at the University of Rhode Island lectured on August 2, 2012 at Massachusetts Horticulture Society on "Biological Control of Invasives. He covered the efforts underway by scientists in the Northeast to use biological methods to control invasive plants and insects so that chemical pesticides and herbicides do not have to be used. Professor Casagrande provided a research update in August 2013. [click to continue...]
State IPM Programs - NortheastIPM.org
www.northeastipm.org, 3 May 2012 [cached]
IPM Coordinator at Univ. of RI: Richard Casagrande Greenshare Program at Univ. of RI
Swallow-wort Biocontrols Pass Test
www.ecolandscaping.org, 15 Sept 2011 [cached]
Entomologists Richard Casagrande and Heather Faubert helped rid a Rhode Island farm of cypress spurge, an invasive weed, in the late 1990s.
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"Then," says Casagrande (University of Rhode Island), "along came swallow-wort. Now Casagrande is leading a team to help find biocontrol foes to take on swallow-wort, research backed by Northeast IPM Partnership funds.
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"They stopped eating after a single bite," says Casagrande.
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Working off a TAG (technical advisory group) test-plant list approved by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Casagrande's team examined five possible biocontrol specialists in their quarantine lab, including two moths that evolved to feed on swallow-wort leaves. The researchers wanted to be sure these biocontrol insects wouldn't jump to plants on the TAG list, since the last thing anyone wants is a new pest dominating the landscape.
"No-choice" Tests Ensure Guests You Want
The TAG list includes, naturally, most native milkweed relatives and even their sixth cousins. "Luckily, none of our native plants are closely related to swallow-wort," says Casagrande.
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Both leaf-eating moths "passed the acid test," says Casagrande.
Richard Casagrande, ...
www.ecolandscaping.org [cached]
Richard Casagrande, Professor of Entomology at the University of Rhode Island lectured on August 2, 2012 at Massachusetts Horticulture Society on "Biological Control of Invasives. He covered the efforts underway by scientists in the Northeast to use biological methods to control invasive plants and insects so that chemical pesticides and herbicides do not have to be used. Professor Casagrande provided a research update in August 2013.
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Professor Casagrande expects that within two years the U.S. should be starting to use this biologic agent.
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