Biological control option to be investigated for problem weed

Front view of the adult beetle being studied for control of silverleaf nightshade.

A beetle which has significantly reduced problem weed silverleaf nightshade in South Africa has recently arrived in Australia and will now be studied for release under a nationally-funded research program. SAGIT Chairman Michael Treloar said the research project is an exciting opportunity to work with the South Australian government in finding a long term solution to combat the noxious weed.

Front view of the adult beetle being studied for control of silverleaf nightshade.

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