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View the latest report on June 2013 update on CABI’s weed biocontrol work in the UK

International Organisation for Biological Control, Newsletter 89, August 2011

"Japanese knotweed might just have met its match" (Telegraph, 3 Feb 2011)

"Insect that fights Japanese knotweed to be released" (BBC News online, 9 March 2010)

"Insects to be brought in to control Japanese knotweed" (Daily Telegraph, 9 March 2010)

Public consultation and government approval (9 March 2010)

"Could a tiny insect halt the invasion of Japanese knotweed?" (Guardian, G2, 14 August 2009)

BBC Radio 4's Today Programme (23 July 2009): interview with Dr Dick Shaw on the natural control of Japanese knotweed in the UK (YouTube video)

"Views sought on knotweed predator" (BBC online, 22 July 2009)

"UK may bring in insect to tackle Japanese knotweed" (Reuters UK, 23 July 2009)

"A knotty problem: could a tiny insect help rid us of knotweed" (Guardian Gardening Blog, 23 July 2009)

"Japanese knotweed out of control" (Wales online, 24 July 2009)

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