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Wasp vs. giant cane?

July 15, 2015

Texas plans on importing the Arundo wasp (photo left), a natural but foreign parasite of the giant cane. Which also is a foreign invasive. Governor Abbott is concerned that the cane breaks make immigration control more difficult. I don’t know that there is much factual basis for that, or that he cares. Environmentalists are more concerned about how much water the cane consumes. And the effects of introducing yet another foreign species. California, suffering a historic drought, is researching the wasp and other alternatives.

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