power of the wasp and midge set to oust invasive
weed (Nov 2010)
for Agricultural Bioscience International.
The dominance of Russian
which has been crowding out North America's
native plants for the past 100 years,
may soon be over as scientists prepare
to distribute widely two natural control
agents: the gall wasp Aulacidea
and the gall midge Jaapiella
A team from international science organization
CABI identified the wasp and midge as
natural enemies of Russian knapweed in
its original habitats of Central Asia,
Iran and Turkey.