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1997 Environmental Excellence Awards

Honorable Mention For Excellence in Environmental Research

Pat Thurman, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

The TDOT's research project entitled "Release and Establishment of Two Species of Weevils for Control of Musk Thistle" has contributed to the control of musk thistle along the highway system using two plant-feeding weevils native to Europe. This has helped to reduce the use of herbicides.

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