BUILDING MOMENTUM ON LEAFY SPURGE BIO-CONTROL; HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LEAFY SPURGE BEETLE FORUM
Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is a threat to biodiversity in nature lands and agricultural lands, and costs Manitobans in excess of $20 million per year. To assist producers and organizations in understanding and developing bio-control plans for leafy spurge management a one-day forum. The forum addressed pertinent topics and provided participants resource materials. Four guest speakers provided insight to leafy spurge beetle control, establishing harvest/nurse sites, and shared lessons learned from Manitoba and Saskatchewan experiences.
This document serves as a legacy for the Leafy Spurge Beetle Forum. The report contains copies of the presentations delivered, highlights the forum’s discussions, outlines actions to be taken, and identifies resources and materials. Approximately 30 individuals participated in the Leafy Spurge Beetle Forum, representing producers, provincial government departments, federal departments, and industry.