From the ANR News Blog on Sept. 19, 2019
The USDA has announced it will allow the release of a weevil (Ceratapion basicorne) in the United States to help control yellow starthistle, an invasive weed found in 40 of the lower 48 states, reported Capital Public Radio. The weevils will initially be released in California.
Ceratapion basicorne is native to Eurasia, the same area where yellow starthistle originated. Yellow starthistle is thought to have been introduced into California from Chile during the Gold Rush. The weed readily took hold in California...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Seth Watkins shared the following article with me--thanks Seth.
To see the actual article, visit https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/2017/dec/drone/.
Weed Spotting By Drone