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Biological Control of Giant Reed (Arundo donax): Economic Aspects

By Emily K. Seawright, M. Edward Rister, Ronald D. Lacewell, Allen W. Sturdivant, John A. Goolsby and Dean A. McCorkle

Abstract

Arundo donax is a large, invasive weed consuming large quantities of water in the riparian area of the Texas Rio Grande Basin. With water availability a concern to the area, the USDA-ARS is investigating biological control agents to increase available water, creating a benefit to both the region’s economy and society in general.Arundo donax, Giant Reed, Water, Economics, Invasive, Environmental Economics and Policy, Resource /Energy Economics and Policy,

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