AUSTRALIA: Beetles released to save money on herbicides
Farmers released hundreds of beetles into the Queensland and New South Wales hinterlands today, in a bid to destroy a major weed infested thousands of hectares of pastures and crops. So far, herbicides have had limited success in curbing the spread of blue heliotrope, and if the beetles are successful, they could save landowners up to A$100,000 (US$50,000) in herbicide control.
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