Scientists draft wasps into war on weevils

August 30, 2002

Scientists are enlisting the help of a parasitic wasp in a bid to stop the pine weevil destroying £4 million of top-quality timber trees every year.

The team from the University of Ulster has identified how to spot the worst hit areas of forest and boost the wasps' impact on the grubs. The findings were presented to an international conference for forest scientists last week.

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