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Blast from the Past – Traveling 50 Years Back in Aquatic Plant Management

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Mechanical harvesting of Hyacinth 1939
Photo Credit – UF-IFAS-CAIP

Aquatic plant science and management in today’s world is one of the most complex and diverse disciplines in which to work or study.  Focus on identifying, quantifying, actively managing, or even restoring aquatic plants are common goals. The individuals and companies charged with achieving these goals are, as they have been for decades, racing to keep the science ahead of ever increasing invasions and infestations of non-native species, degradation of native habitat, and keeping harmony among stakeholders in multi-use systems.  Working in aquatic plant management today  can be an extremely frustrating, yet rewarding career choice ; a choice that many who read this blog have made or are in the process of making (for those still contemplating, see “Why a career in aquatic plant management“).  We are an ever evolving science where the sky is truly the limit.  In this week’s blog, lets try to gain some prospective of just how far we have come. (more…)

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CMA grant helps target invasive Alligator weed

Efforts to control Alligator Weed within the region has been “put on the front foot” after local councils were given $200,000 towards their invasive aquatic weeds programs. READ MORE
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