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Moth OK’d for plant’s control

Caterpillar stage strips fireweed of vegetation

December 13, 2012
By BRIAN PERRY - City Editor ( , The Maui News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's approval of using moth caterpillars from Madagascar in the battle against fireweed was welcomed Wednesday as a long-awaited, effective weapon to kill the noxious weed that sickens and sometimes kills cattle.



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