Category Archives: APMS Blog

Officials concerned: ‘Noxious’ invasive weed found in Cayuga Lake near Aurora

NewYorkUpstate.com

Aurora, NY.– Hydrilla, a potentially harmful invasive water plant, has been discovered in Cayuga Lake near Wells College.

Read more: http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2016/09/invasive_plant_species_found_in_cayuga_lake_near_aurora.html

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Bunnings busted selling weed

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Herald Sun – Australia

THE incorrect labelling of a highly invasive aquatic weed has exposed a plant wholesaler to nearly $120,000 in fines…

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Salvinia in Shreveport’s drinking water supply

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KTBS

“We had a dog that thought it was the grass and walked straight into the lake,” Roberts recalled.

Read more: http://www.ktbs.com/story/33162654/salvinia-in-shreveports-drinking-water-supply

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Plant-Munching Weevil Helps Botswana Contain Weeds Threatening to Overwhelm the Okavango

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Three decades after the first reports of the arrival in Botswana of Salvinia molesta–a pestilential free-floating, mat-forming water fern native to Brazil–scientists …say they are at last prevailing in the struggle against the weed.

Read more: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/29/botswana-prevailing-in-struggle-against-weeds-threatening-okavango/

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Water chestnut taking over waterways

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Manchester Journal Outdoors (Vermont)

Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is now found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and eastern Canada. See two short videos on this invasive aquatic weed.

Read more here:

http://www.manchesterjournal.com/outdoors/ci_30132534/thom-smith-nature-watch-aquatic-weed-taking-over

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Scugog Lake Stewards launch research project to document aquatic plants in Lake Scugog

durhamregion.com (Ontario, Canada)

SCUGOG — A research and monitoring project spearheaded by Dr. Ron Porter of the Scugog Lake Stewards officially hit the water on May 26 when a small crew set out on a half-day expedition of Lake Scugog to examine the contents of the township’s crown jewel. “We were very surprised to find major changes in the aquatic plants from just a year before,” recalled Dr. Porter of the initial findings.

 

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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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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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