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Video: Dick Shaw talks about Biological Control

Dick Shaw, invasive species regional coordinator at CABI, spoke to us about the difficulties in the implementation of biological control and its benefits.

Shaw applied this method in the UK against Fallopia japonica, with a very interesting outcome, and goes through the steps that were taken. He also comments on the new Commission proposal for regulation on invasive alien species, that dicusses bio control and other control methods.

In Portugal, specificity tests have been made in  quarantine to assess the possible use of Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae, to fight Acacia longifolia. The test’s positive results led to the request of the release of Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae, which is currently under review by the authorities  responsible.

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