Carroll, Dan
August 2000
New York State Conservationist;Aug2000, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p12
Describes several attempts to control the spread of purple loosestrife in the U.S. as of August 2000. Origins of purple loosestrife; Best method for curbing the spread of purple loosestrife; Insects known to control loosestrife.


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