Midwest Biological Control News

January 1998

Volume V, Number 1


Special Purple Loosestrife Issue

This issue of MBCN is focused on purple loosestrife, a beautiful, but noxious introduced
weed that infests many waterways throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Considerable effort
has been devoted to classical biological control of this plant in recent years. Population declines
have been detected in some localized areas due to the impacts of biological control agents being
released and established in these areas. Although purple loosestrife is currently an important
weed pest, hopefully in the future it will be one more good example of successful biological
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         Purple Loosestrife
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