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October 26, 2016
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The war on Japanese Knotweed

Myers also reported that a beneficial insect control is currently under development and might become available within the next two to three years. The NPS has seen success with the Galerucella beetle, a biological control that was released in the region eight years ago to combat the invasive plant called purple loosestrife.

The final phase of the demonstration project will be the planting of native species to stabilize the riverbank at the site. First, soil will be applied, and the site will be seeded with winter rye, followed by a special grass mix designed to thrive in the region.

Contact Myers at 570/729-7842 or Jamie Knecht at the Wayne Conservation District, 570/253-0930, for more information. A free brochure is also available by calling 866/511-8372, or by emailing Visit for additional information.