Tiny wasps deployed to kill crop-eating pests

Aljazeera (September 30, 2014) | Indonesia’s cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them. Scientists released 2,000 parasitoid wasps in a cassava plantation recently in the Indonesian city of Bogor, hoping they will prey on the pink mealybug pest that has devastated the crop, the second-most-consumed starch in Indonesia.