Saturday, June 07, 2003

Bug On!

The Minnesota Daily is reporting that the University of Minnesota has just opened the Midwestern U.S.'s first Insect Quarantine Facility. The facility will be used to find insects that target certain weeds or other harmful insects. Included on the list of target species (a bit surprising to me, since they seem to have an agricultural focus) are buckthorn (Rhamnus sp.) and garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata).

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