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Weed threat means duck shooting banned at Far North lagoon

New Zealand Herald

The safety catch has been put on any duck hunting at a Far North wetland to prevent the accidental spread of an invasive aquatic weed. [Lycopus europaeus]

Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11849920

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DNR, EOLIC to combat curlyleaf

Iowa: Curlyleaf pondweed threatens to jam boat lifts, entangle propellers and plug motors once again in 2017. The East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation, the city of Orleans and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are partnering to reduce that difficulty by cutting paths through dense patches of the weed on East Lake Okoboji.

Read more: http://www.dickinsoncountynews.com/story/2400443.html

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Residents question Lake Iroquois herbicide proposal

Vermont: This summer will mark the biggest investment yet in Lake Iroquois’ ongoing battle with invasive Eurasian milfoil. But the remedy chosen by the Lake Iroquois Association advocacy group involves the application of an herbicide that several shoreline residents [are] wary [of].

Read more: http://www.willistonobserver.com/residents-question-lake-iroquois-herbicide-proposal/

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TWDC stocking grass carp in Woodland Waterway


Houston: Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have given The Woodlands Development Company the green light to add triploid grass carp to The Woodlands Waterway to help address water quality issues.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/woodlands/news/article/TWDC-stocking-grass-carp-in-Woodland-Waterway-11093833.php

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DBW Begins Herbicide Treatment in the Delta for Water Hyacinth and Egeria Densa

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will begin herbicide treatment of water hyacinth and Egeria densa on March 1 in various areas of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) . . .

READ MORE: http://eastcountytoday.net/dbw-begins-herbicide-treatment-in-the-delta-for-water-hyacinth-and-egeria-densa/

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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

sagittaria

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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