Study of Wasps Imported to Hawaii Show Risks of “Biocontrol”

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 21, 2001   View Article

Bugs don’t pay much attention to human-drawn battle lines.

That’s the lesson scientists learned when they went to Hawaii to look at what happens when farmers import specialized insects to combat invasive weeds and pests—a practice known as biocontrol.

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