Six species of insects were found feeding on roots of Chinese privet.
Guizhou province was another important survey area because it is near the center of the range of Chinese privet in China.
Chinese privet is a common ornamental shrub but not a noxious weed in China, suggesting that natural enemies suppress populations.
Due to host specificity and the severe damage it caused on Chinese privet (Zhang et al.
Leptoypha hospita could be another promising biocontrol agent because it has a limited host range in the Oleaceae (Li 2001) and often occurred in high numbers on Chinese privet in our sample areas.
That site was selected because it was near the center of the range of Chinese privet and, therefore, likely to have high number of phytophagous insects.
This research is part of an ongoing Sino-US Chinese privet biological control cooperative program funded by the USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Research Work Unit 4552, and the Natural National Science Foundation of China (30525009, 30621003).
Effects of application rate, timing and formulation of glyphosate and triclopyr for control of Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense).
These two species of small mammals were collected from a forested bottomland habitat dominated by an overstory of oaks (Quercus) and a dense midstory of Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense).
White-footed mice preferred water oak acorns first (78%), white oak acorns second (15%), and Chinese privet berries last (7%).
nuttalli preferred the dense Chinese privet mid-story (6).