The CABI team recently held a public meeting in Hebden Bridge regarding the biological control of Himalayan Balsam. The CABI team enjoyed the meeting and loved the area.
For those that couldn't make it, there were no objections to the use of biological control for the management of balsam in Colden Clough using a species of rust. We are now at the point where we are securing funding for CABI to release the rust this year and undertake a three year monitoring programme.
Here is a link to a YouTube clip about this work.