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Tipping the balance against aquatic weeds

CSIRO Media Release – 3 February 2011
Ref 11/04
Before and after pictures of salvinia at Jabiluka in the Northern Territory. The aquatic weed was cleared by the tiny salvinia weevil. A recent Nature paper outlined a possible way of dealing with "fitful and incomplete" control of the weed in some Kakadu billabongs.

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The salvinia weevil

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