Regional Update – Midsouth APMS Meeting Wrap-up

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The 32nd Annual MidSouth APMS Meeting was held in Tunica, Mississippi this past September.  As many may know, a successful meeting does not occur without the hard work and dedication of the Board of Directors and all of the committee chairs and members.  A big thank you is warranted to all who contributed to the meeting and made it such a great success. (more…)

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Regional Update – MAPMS Meeting Wrap-up

The Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society has just completed their 34th Annual Conference which was held in Lombard, Illinois.  The event was held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, a stylish and sophisticated hotel located in downtown Lombard.  With nearly 200 attendees, the conference featured 33 cutting-edge presentations which covered a variety of subjects including hybrid milfoil and herbicide resistance.

The 2014 MAPMS Board of Directors

The 2014 MAPMS Board of Directors

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An inch per day? Scientists’ investigation sheds light on invasive submersed plant growth potential

We’ve all heard horror stories of invasive submersed aquatic plants expeditiously expanding across a water body in what seems like a matter of days.  Many of us have likely even seen this with our own eyes.  Two of the most well known invaders for their seemingly prolific expansion are Hydrilla and Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM).  (more…)

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Industry Update: Valent and Nufarm Join Forces in the Aquatics Market

Valent Corporation signed a formal agreement with Nufarm Americas giving them exclusive distributorship of its products. All of Valent’s Professional Products, including its aquatics products Clipper and Tradewind will now be sold by Nufarm.  (more…)

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How “Dry” to “Die”? – An Interesting look at Eurasian Watermilfoil Dessication and Viability

As if straight out of a Hollywood horror flick, a monster is chopped up into many pieces, only to come back at the end of the movie to warrant sequel after sequel of terror.  As many of you may know, invasive aquatic plants can embody this heinous trait in real life, making their way from water body to water body as pieces of their former selves. (more…)

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Marshall County lawmakers push aquatic bill

Lawmakers in Marshall County have introduced a bill that would create a Guntersville Reservoir Aquatic Plant Management board. READ MORE
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Weeds course at Keepit

This one day course will increase people’s knowledge on water weed species so they can assist in the eradication of water weeds. Topics to be covered include: water weed habitats, impacts of aquatic weeds on the environment, legislation requirements, weeds of national significance, common areas where aquatic weeds invade, aquatic plant recognition, correct disposal of aquatic plant materials, early detection survey guidelines. READ MORE
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Green hazard spreads tentacles in Kochi

Source: The Hindu (India) 01/08/14
Water hyacinths choke the Poorna river at Tripunithura. Photo: Vipin Chandran

Water hyacinths choke the Poorna river at Tripunithura. Photo: Vipin Chandran

The prospect of water hyacinth choking major canals and freshwater bodies in the city to death looms large as the authorities have failed to come up with proposals for controlling the weed. READ MORE

 

 

 

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Invasive waterweed has Alaska ecologists, homeowners and aviators concerned

Elodea, a slender plant with whorled leaves, has been identified in four main areas in Alaska: Eyak Lake in the Cordova area, where the plant was first documented in 1982; and, since 2009, Chena Slough, Chena Lake and parts of the Chena River in Fairbanks, several lakes in the Kenai Peninsula, and lakes in Anchorage, including Sand Lake. Ecologists warn that the plant, known for its dense growth and high cold tolerance, threatens boating, float plane and commercial and sport fishing enterprises and could eventually affect fish species in water bodies across Alaska. READ MORE
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Mississippi River water hyacinth, water lettuce and parrot feather, oh my!

In recent years, three invasive species of aquatic plants have been found in Pool 5 of
the Mississippi River near Buffalo City, WI. Water hyacinth and water lettuce were first found in 2011 in Pool 5; in 2012 parrot feather was found in an isolated bay of Pool 5. Thousands of water lettuce and water hyacinth plants were found in Pool 5 in 2011 and by 2012 the populations exploded into the tens of thousands.
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