Purple Loosestrife Training - West Bend 4/15/2011


Purple loosestrife has been in Wisconsin since the early 1900s and recently has been recognized as a major problem and threat to Wisconsins wetlands. Citizens and local environmental professionals can get involved in loosestrife control efforts. Some people monitor purple loosestrife by driving or walking corridors, such as highways, where it may be found. They then note the locations where purple loosestrife has been sighted and if possible take photos, so it can be verified. Once loosestrife is found, the cooperators can raise and release beetles as a biocontrol effort. Finally, revisiting sites where beetles have been released previously is important to evaluate and monitor the success of the biocontrol effort.

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