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Importing little helpers in the fight against Japanese Knotweed

Published on by Dr Paul Beckett

Thousands, if not millions, of Psyllids (pictured above) are to be released as part of a plan in the fight against Japanese Knotweed, according to the Daily Telegraph. These creatures, which are only the size of a grain of sand, keep the plant under control in Japan and experts are hoping that the same will happen here. Scientists assure us, after carrying out extensive tests, that they will not attack any other plants, or British wildlife.

About the author: Dr Paul Beckett

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Dr Paul Beckett is one of the UK’s leading experts in Japanese knotweed and is a member of the Expert Witness Institute. He regularly provides Japanese knotweed expert witness services. He helped produce the RICS knotweed guidance for surveyors and was integral in the formation of the Property Care Association (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG).

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