USDA approves fireweed control

By HUNTER BISHOP Tribune-Herald staff writer hbishop@hawaiitribune-herald.com U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a biocontrol project aimed at slowing the spread of fireweed, or Madagascar ragwort, on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. Fireweed is a noxious, invasive species that has infected an estimated 850,000 acres...

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