FAQ – Are you looking at using natural control for any other invasive species?

Natural control could be considered for any non-native invasive species providing that its impact is deemed sufficient for the research to be justified. In the plant world, CABI is currently working on Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) and Australian swamp stonecrop (Crassula helmsii). CABI’s team in Switzerland are also considering using natural control against insects such as the Lilly leaf-beetle (Lilioceris lilii) and the horse chestnut leafminer (Cameraria ohridella) as well as Ambrosia weed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia).