New podcast series highlights CABI’s work on tackling invasives
The first of a new four-part CABI Podcast mini-series, which interviews CABI experts on the threats posed by four different invasive species, has been released. The first episode, on desert locusts, will be followed on a weekly basis by episodes on fall armyworm, Himalayan balsam, and toadflax.
Scientists release new allies in the battle against invasive yellow toadflax in the Rocky Mountains
A team of international scientists are collaborating to fight the noxious weed yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) in Montana’s world-famous Rocky Mountains with the help of a tiny insect – the shoot-galling weevil Rhinusa pilosa. Yellow toadflax, first introduced from Wales in the late 1600s as an ornamental and medicinal plant and to make textile dyes,…