Australian Native Plant Repels Termites

Interesting story from the Australian ABC, scientists have found native plant that repels termites, the report says:

The University of Western Sydney says a team studied a fence post that was left standing in a Queensland paddock, where all the others were eaten by the pest.

The university’s Associate Professor Robert Spooner-Hart says an Australian native plant called the desert sandalwood was growing around the fence post.

Given the alternatives are all pretty noxious, this could be really good news!

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