EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/087

A catalogue of biological control agents against weeds

The 5th edition of Biological Control of Weeds: a world catalogue of agents and their target weeds is available for download as a pdf document. The catalogue documents all biological control agents released globally against weed species up until the end of 2012. It details an additional 319 new releases (since the fourth Edition) accumulating in 2,042 entries from 130 countries with 551 biocontrol agents against 224 weed species.


Winston RL, Schwarzländer M, Hinz HL, Day MD, Cock MJW ; Julien MH Eds. (2014) Biological control of weeds: a world catalogue of agents and their target weeds, 5th edition. USDA Forest Service, Forest health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown, West Virginia FHTET-2014-04. 838 pp.