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APHIS Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment for the Release of the Japanese knotweed psyllid to Biologically Control Japanese, Giant, and Bohemian Knotweeds 

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has assessed the potential environmental impacts associated with releasing the Japanese knotweed psyllid (Aphalara itadori) to biologically control Japanese, Giant, and Bohemian knotweeds (Fallopia japonicaFsachalinensis, and F. x bohemica) within the contiguous United States. These knotweeds are significant invasive weeds. Based on their thorough analysis, APHIS scientists have determined that the release of this psyllid would not have a significant impact on the environment.

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