Track 2-13: Ecology and Control of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Pests of Grass and Forage

The 22rd International Grassland Congress (Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain Our Communities) took place in Sydney, Australia from September 15 through September 19, 2013.
Proceedings Editors: David L. Michalk, Geoffrey D. Millar, Warwick B. Badgery, and Kim M. Broadfoot
Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry, Kite St., Orange New South Wales, Australia

22nd International Grassland Congress Theme 2:
Improving Grassland Environment and Resources:
Plant Protection of Grasslands; Integrated Management of Weeds, Pests and Diseases:
Ecology and Control of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Pests of Grass and Forage

Impacts and Management of Invasive Burrowing Herbivores in Grasslands

Peter J. S. Fleming, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Limin Hua, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Desley Whisson, Deakin University, Australia

Modelling the Effects of Climatic Factors on the Biomass and Rodent Distribution in a Tibetan Grassland Region in China

Quanzhen Wang, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Maolin Xia, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Bai-Song, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Xi-Rao-Zhuo-Ma, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Ba-Sang, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Jiang- Cuo, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Zha-Dui, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Jin-Mei, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Ze-Duo, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Surong Li, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Zha-Xi, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Yang-Ba, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Jia-Yang, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Dan-Pei, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Jian Cui, Northwest A&F University, China
Jimin Cheng, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Prescribed Fire: A Proposed Management Tool to Facilitate Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) Colony Expansion

Felicia D. Archuleta, New Mexico Highlands University
Paulette L. Ford, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Clover Root Weevil Invasion: Impact and Response of the New Zealand Pastoral Industry 1996-2012

Philippa J. Gerard, AgResearch, New Zealand
James R. Crush, AgResearch, New Zealand
Colin M. Ferguson, AgResearch, New Zealand
Scott Hardwick, AgResearch, New Zealand
Mark R. McNeill, AgResearch, New Zealand
Craig B. Phillips, AgResearch, New Zealand

Linking Rangeland Management with the Nutritional Physiology and Ecology of Locusts

Arianne J. Cease, University of Sydney, Australia

Pasture Pests--Are They the Real Problem?

Colin M. Ferguson, AgResearch, New Zealand
Sue Peoples, AgResearch, New Zealand

Endophytes for Improving Ryegrass Performance: Current Status and Future Possibilities

Alison J. Popay, AgResearch, Australia
David E. Hume, AgResearch, New Zealand

The Effect of Novel Endophyte and Insecticide Seed Treatment on the Establishment of Long Rotation or Perennial Ryegrass Plants in the Presence of Adult Argentine Stem Weevil (Listronotus bonariensis)

Wayne W. Nichol, PGG Wrightson Seeds Ltd., New Zealand
Simon F. Walker, CRT Farmlands, New Zealand

An Ecological Monitoring of the Plateau Pika and Its Impact on Grassland–An Experiment in the Yushu District, Qinghai Province of China

Masahiro Tasumi, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Nobumi Hasegawa, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Akira Fukuda, Shizuoka University, Japan
Rende Song, Yushu Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Center, China
Guomei Li, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China
Jiahua Yang, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Manabu Tobisa, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Sachiko Idota, University of Miyazaki, Japan

Environment Impact of Moxidectin in Sheep Faeces upon Dung Diptera in South of Brazil

Alda L. G. Monteiro, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Susana Gilaverte, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Maria Angela M. Fernandes, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Alessandre P. Colavite, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Paulo Guimarães, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Mylena T. P. Peres, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Cláudio J. A. da Silva, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

The Occurrence of Alfalfa Weevil and Its Major Parasitoid Bathyplectes curculionis across Saskatchewan, Canada

Juliana J. Soroka, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

Incidence and Control of Worm Burdens in Bali Bulls Fed Forage Tree Legumes in West Nusa Tenggara

Luh Gde Sri Astiti, Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology, Indonesia
Baiq Tutik Yuliana, Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology, Indonesia
Muhammad Fauzan, Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology, Indonesia
Tanda Panjaitan, Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology, Indonesia