Tiny weevils new weapon in war on noxious weeds
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- July is the height of the growing season for many grains, fruits and vegetables in northwest Minnesota.
Unfortunately, it is also prime time for the spread of a particularly noxious weed, known as the spotted knapweed.
Once it has infested a meadow, pasture, roadside ditch or similar area, the weed can take between 6 and 8 years to eradicate, said Marsha Watland, agricultural inspector for the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
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