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In an effort to control Leafy Spurge weed invasion, wildlife researcher and field biologist Craig Hansen (cq), right, releases 12,000 thousand Aphthona Flea Beetles (cq) into an overgrown patch of the weed that has moved through much of Pike National Forest along the South Platte River in Colo., while G.I.S. Analyst Brian Banks (cq), left, looks at data regarding the area, Thursday, June 16, 2005. 300,000 beetles were released, and will begin reproducing immediately. By Fall 2005 the beetles will begin feeding on Surge roots, which threaten native plants by taking over food and sunlight with its rapid seed production and strong root system. Denny Bohon (cq), of the Pike and San Isabel National Forest said it is important for land owners to know what is on their land so they can take action against the weed. (MATT NAGER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) ***Craig Hansen (cq), Brian Banks (cq), Denny Bohon (name tag), Aphthona flea beetle (pamphlet)

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