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Biocontrol is most cost-effective strategy in fight against common pest pear Opuntia stricta

CABI teams up with colleagues to pioneer the biological control of Japanese knotweed in the Netherlands

Biological control of lesser calamint

Lesser calamint is an aromatic perennial herb that has been introduced to New Zealand from Europe. Currently present on the east coast of the North Island, lesser calamint is considered an emerging weed; it is affecting desirable pasture species and having negative economic impacts. CABI is conducting field surveys and searching for natural enemies from lesser calamint┬ĺs area of origin in Europe that could be introduced in New Zealand as biological control agents.

SC Johnson provides support to help protect Carna├║ba palm trees in Brazil

As part of SC Johnson’s efforts to protect natural resources for future generations, the company today announced it has provided a grant of 1.2 million Brazilian reals ($370,000) to CABI.

Controlling the invasive blackberry on the Galápagos Islands

The unique wildlife and farmland on the Galapagos Islands are threatened with a non-native invasive weed. The invasive blackberry now covers around 30,000 hectares and can grow up to 3 metres tall. CABI scientists are searching for potential biocontrol agents from the Asian native range of the blackberry to introduce here.

CABI releases rust fungus to control invasive weed, Himalayan balsam