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Weevil larvae offer up major damage to Canada thistle.

Canada thistle: Meet your worst nightmare

Every rancher hates this hard-to-control weed, but stem mining weevils just eat them up (from the inside)

Every year, Canada thistle takes a big bite out of the productivity of Alberta forage and grasslands. But an increasing number of producers is biting back — in a wholly natural way. In late August, the West-Central Forage Association will once again import hundreds of cartons of little black bugs from an insectary in Montana. […] Read more