GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. (AP) -- The Colorado Department of Agriculture has unleashed a new insect to help control weeds in Western Colorado.
The Palisade Insectary has released the Gall Midge in Mesa and Garfield counties in the first attempt in the state to try to use the insect in the battle against the spread of Russian Knapweed, according to the Grand Junction daily sentinel.
Agriculture officials say Knapweed takes over pasture lands, makes animals sick, and also secretes a chemical that can make soil toxic and prevent other plants from growing.
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