Knotweed biocontrol bug shows promise

An insect which could be used to control the invasive plant is showing positive signs in trials, a parliamentary debate revealed

A sap-sucking louse may prove a success in helping control Japanese Knotweed (photograph: AnROOO2/CC by SA 2.0)There are encouraging signs that Japanese knotweed biocontrol using a specialist sap-sucking louse may be possible according to DEFRA

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