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New project aims to curb rogue plants

February 1, 2011

Given the impact invasive plants have on both wild relatives and their cultivated cousins it is indeed good news to see a new initiative, the CIRB project (Controlling Priority Invasive Species and Restoring Native Biodiversity) which will aim to control rogue plants such as the giant hogweed, rhododendron, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam in river catchments on both sides of the Irish border and in Scotland. Queens University of Belfast are among the lead agencies.

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