Posts Tagged ‘ mile-a-minute vine ’

Newest weapon against mile-a-minute weed is weevils

Jun 17th, 2011 | By

In the most aggressive step yet to combat the spreading of the plant since its discovery last August, officials spent the afternoon depositing 1,000 weevils in an area covered by the choking vine. It was the last stop of a 10-town tour aimed at reducing mile-a-minute growth by relying on the hardy bugs that feed on it.

Invasive vine creeps its way onto Shetucket River’s bank

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

Environmental officials are concerned the discovery last month of an invasive vine capable of growing six inches a day in the Shetucket River in Sprague.