Panel OKs use of poison to kill pond plants

Opponents rue damaging side-effects of herbicides

  • Eagle-Tribune
  • By Terry Date tdate@andovertownsman.com
  • May 28, 2016

ANDOVER — Sometime between mid- and late-June a state-approved contractor will spray herbicides at Field and Collins ponds in the Harold Parker State Forest to kill invasive plants, a first step in a controversial treatment plan that may call for future herbicide uses.

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Foreign water weed spotted in Craven County

Sun Journal

New Bern, North Carolina

By Tom Glasgow, Special to the Sun Journal

Recently an infestation of yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata) was found in a Craven County waterway, and subsequently controlled with aquatic herbicides.

Read more here: http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20160527/NEWS/160529123

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2016-2017 Board & Committee Chairs

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Aquatic Weed School 2016

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Aquatic Weed School 2016 will be held September 7-8, 2016 at the University of California-Davis

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Lake Koronis (MINNESOTA) projects augment starry stonewort research.

CLOUD TIMES: Lake Koronis (MINNESOTA) projects augment starry stonewort research. First infestation [of Nitellopsis obtusa] was confirmed last August.

READ MORE: http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/outdoors/2016/04/10/attacking-aquatic-invasives-lake-koronis-pilot-projects-augment-starry-stonewort-research-inspections/82604972/

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Health Canada has concluded that 2,4-D is safe for humans and the environment.

THE WESTERN PRODUCER: Health Canada has concluded that 2,4-D is safe for humans and the environment. “The overall weight of evidence indicates that 2,4-D is not carcinogenic in rats, mice, and dogs.”

READ MORE: http://www.producer.com/2016/04/24-d-not-carcinogenic-health-canada/

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Red Lotus Lake, Kumphawapi, Thailand

Pink lotusesRed Lotus Lake, Kumphawapi, Thailand

Every year from November till March, the lake’s 8,000 acre surface sprouts millions of pink lotuses which reach full bloom in December.

READ MORE: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/04/red-lotus-lake-kumphawapi-thailand.html

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Twin Lakes drained for weed control – ALASKA

Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game are draining Twin Lakes to control milfoil. The lakes are drained annually and filled with salt water which controls milfoil without using herbicides. The lakes are to be refilled by mid-April.

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Journal of Aquatic Plant Management – Volume 54, 2016

Below are the article titles for JAPM for 2016.

All articles for 2016 are now available as full PDFs online.

January

Monoecious hydrilla – a review of the literature
Sarah True-Meadows, Erika J. Haug, and Robert J. Richardson
1

Monoecious hydrilla tuber dynamics following various management regimes on four North Carolina reservoirs.
Justin J. Nawrocki, Rob J. Richardson, and Steve T. Hoyle
12

Compatibility of an insect, a fungus, and a herbicide for integrated pest management of dioecious hydrilla.
James. P. Cuda, Judy. F. Shearer, Emma N. I. Weeks, Eutychus Kariuki, Jilie Baniszewski, and Mihai Giurcanu
20

Response of seven aquatic plants to a new arylpicolinate herbicide
Robert J. Richardson, Erika Haug, and Michael D. Netherland
26
Evaluation of foliar herbicide and surfactant combinations for control of giant salvinia at three application timings.
Christopher R. Mudge, Alexander J. Perret, and Jonathan R. Winslow
32
The influence of invasive aquatic plant removal on diets of bluegill in Minnesota lakes
Krisan M. Webb, Rachel E. Schultz, and Eric D. Dibble
37
NOTES
Potential utility of environmental DNA for early detection of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum).
Jeremy Newton, Adam Sepulveda, Kevin Sylvester, and Ryan Thum
46
Impact of herbicide retention time on the efficacy of foliar treatments for control of crested floating heart.
Leeann Glomski and Michael D. Netherland
50
July
Stem fragment regrowth of Hydrilla verticillata following desiccation
Julie Baniszewski, James P. Cuda, Salvador A. Gezan, Shweta Sharma, and Emma N. I. Weeks*
53
Management of flowering rush in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
John D. Madsen, Bradley Sartain, Gray Turnage, and Michelle Marko*
61
Efficacy of combinations of diquat or triclopyr with fluridone for control of flowering rush
John D. Madsen, Gray Turnage, and Kurt Getsinger*
68
An investigation of the reproductive ecology of crab’s-claw in the Trent River, Ontario, Canada
Nicholas Weissflog and Eric Sager*
72
Predicting drivers of nuisance macrophyte cover in a regulated California stream using boosted regression tree models
Emily P. Zefferman and David J. Harris*
78
Littoral sediment accumulation ten years after muck removal in Lake Tohopekaliga, Florida
Mark V. Hoyer, Michael D. Netherland, and Dean Jones*
87
CASE STUDY
Spatial and temporal variation of aquatic plant abundance: Quantifying change
Ray D. Valley*
95
NOTES
Importance of size and nitrogen content in establishment of Brazilian egeria (Egeria densa) fragments
Toni G. Pennington and Mark D. Sytsma*
102
Use of an inexpensive chlorophyll meter to predict nitrogen levels in leaf tissues of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Michael J. Grodowitz, Nathan E. Harms, and Jan E. Freedman*
106
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PLANT CAMP 2015 says THANKS TO APMS

2015 Plant Camp Graduation

On behalf of all of us at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and 24 top educators, I am sending this heartfelt thank you for Aquatic Plant Management Society’s (APMS) sponsorship of this year’s PLANT CAMP 2015 for teachers. Participants were extremely appreciative of APMS’ generosity, as evidenced by the enclosed thank you note, and so are we. Read More

Thank-you Card

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