aquatic weed Articles

  • Worst Water Weeds #1: Hydrilla

    The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health lists a total of 79 different invasive and exotic aquatic plants that can be found in various parts of the United States. Some are wreaking more havoc than others, but one of the worst of all is hydrilla. It has invaded across much of the southern United States, and is beginning to make its way northward. Below are the basics of this invasive ...


    By Weedoo Greenboat Inc.

  • Environmental Risk Assessment of compost prepared from salvinia, egeria densa, and alligator weed

    Approximately 70,000 m3 of salvinia (Salvinia molesta) was removed from the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, during 2004. This study assessed the risks associated with applying compost prepared from aquatic weeds (AWC) to land, namely, survival and spread of aquatic and terrestrial weeds, eutrophication of waterways, accumulation of heavy metals and phytotoxicity. The ...

  • Vermicomposting technology: an efficient biological processing of obnoxious weed water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

    The present work was carried out during the year 2009–2011 to study the physicochemical and microbial analysis of both vermicompost and vermiwash produced from two treatments of water hyacinth: T1: 100% water hyacinth + 5% soil, T2: water hyacinth + cow dung (50% + 50%) by using earthworm species, Eudrilus eugeniae for a period of 90 days. The nutrient values along with microbial count of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of the herbicide imazapyr on juvenile Oregon spotted frogs

    Conflict between native amphibians and aquatic weed management in the Pacific Northwest is rarely recognized because most native stillwater‐breeding amphibian species move upland during summer, when herbicide application to control weeds in aquatic habitats typically occurs. However, aquatic weed management may pose a risk for aquatic species present in wetlands through the summer, such as the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evaluation of butachlor for control of submerged macrophytes along with its impact on biotic components of freshwater system

    The use of pesticides whether herbicides or insecticides is indispensable in modern agriculture technology to control pests or weeds for the production of more food and management of public health, both in developed and developing countries. Today about 4500 pesticides are in general use all over the world, out of which 25 have high toxicity potential to a wide range of flora and fauna of ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Enhancement in the Treatment Efficiency and Conversion to Energy of Dairy Wastewaters by Augmenting CST Reactors With Simple Biofilm Support Systems

    Dairy wastewaters are rich in organic carbon and nutrients. When disposed without proper treatment they cause severe pollution of water and land. But if treated by anaerobic fermentation such wastewaters can yield useful clean energy in the form of methane. The systems commonly used for such fermentation throughout the world are Continuously Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTRs). We describe attempts to ...


  • ConfoundUp

    A laboratory test performed by food activists is going viral, but its results and the allegations drawn from them are not reliable. On 15 November 2016, the natural food evangelist and alternative health guru known as the Food Babe posted a report from a natural food activist group named Food Democracy Now that alleged to demonstrate common American foods contain high levels of glyphosate, a ...

  • The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation

    An honest discussion of genetically modified organisms must move beyond narrow concepts of human health to the wider social and environmental impacts of engineered crops. The GMO debate is one from which I’ve kept a purposeful distance. For one thing, it’s an issue that has already garnered more than its fair share of attention. For another, when you consider that many ...


    By Ensia

  • Common Causes of Fish Kills in Your Pond

    What Killed My Fish? The first question everyone has when they notice fish floating in open water or washed up along the bank is: what killed my fish? The most common causes of fish kills are oxygen depletion, algal blooms (could deplete oxygen or be toxic), pesticide toxicity and disease. By far, the most common cause of fish kills is oxygen depletion in lakes or ...


    By Keeton Industries, Inc.

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