Jerry Michels in Videos on Biocontrol

Jerry Michels, an entomologist at Texas AgriLife Research, is featured in this local news video on salt cedar plants, which consume large amounts of water and have cost millions of dollars to eradicate so far. But Dr. Michels is using a beetle to help.

Dr. Michels says the salt cedar beetle will only feed on the salt cedar trees, so once all of those plants are gone, the beetle will die off. The beetle will not move to eat other foliage, and the insect has been extremely effective so far.

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