Since Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK it has rapidly spread, and the plant currently costs over £150m a year to control and clear.I'm confident these beneficent bugs will rid of us of the nasty knotweed quicker than you can say 'Cane Toad'. This time will be different.
But scientists say a natural predator in the weed's native home of Japan could also help to control it here.
The insect will initially be released in a handful of sites this spring.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
I don't know why she swallowed a fly
From the BBC: