Biological Control Agent Release Form

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Field Bindweed Mite Monitoring Form
(If you have a copy of initial release form: Include a copy of release form,
skip page 1 and only fill out page 2.)
Name ________________________
Phone Number (___)_____________
Organization ___________________
E-mail ________________________
Release Information
Release Date _________________________
Target Weed__________________________
Size of Infestation(Acres)__________
Biocontrol Agent_field bindweed mite______________________
Number Released_________bags full
Location (you only need to complete 1 of the next 3 lines)
1. County_____________ T________ R_________ Sec.______ Qtr. Sec.____
2. Latitude_____________ Longitude____________
3. UTM Datum________________ UTM E______________ UTM N__________
Site Name ________________________________________________________
Land Ownership ___________________________________________________
(BLM, USFS, State, County, City, Private, Etc.)
Draw a map of location below
1
Field Bindweed mite and Target Weed Information
Set up a transect in any direction starting at release point and extending out 40
feet. (For permanent site monitoring place transect to the north of your release
point.) Use a Daubenmire frame (10x20 inches). Record the presence or
absence of galls in field bindweed. Next, record the presence or absence of your
target weed.
Sampling
point
1
2
3
4
5
Distance from
release point
0 feet
10 feet
20 feet
30 feet
40 feet
Field
Bindweed
mites present:
yes or no
Target
weed
present:
yes or no
Total Vegetation Cover
Use the transect set up for target weed information above. (For permanent site
monitoring place transect to the north of your release point.) Using a Daubenmire
frame (10x20 inches), estimate the % coverage of each weed to the nearest 5%.
Record information below.
Sampling
point
1
2
3
4
5
Distance
from
release
point
0 feet
10 feet
20 feet
30 feet
40 feet
Target
Weed
%
Other
Weed
%
Forb/Shrub
%
Grass
%
Bare
Ground
%
Please fill out and return this form to:
Biological Control
USDA-APHIS-PPQ
1860 West Alexander Ste. B
West Valley City, UT 84119
If possible, please include a photograph of your site.
If you have any questions, please call Amber Mendenhall (435)830-4146
Or email [email protected]
*Don’t forget to save a copy for your records.*
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