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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) . . .

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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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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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Crews work to control invasive Lake Houston aquatic vegetation

Each year during the growing season, aquatic vegetation that appears on the surface of the lake is treated with State of Texas-approved herbicides. READ MORE
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Water weed threatening rivers, farms

It looks spectacular and unique, but water hyacinth is one of the world’s worst aquatic species. It is the dangerous potential of the species that has prompted authorities in both Victoria and NSW to warn people about it. There is particular concern for the Yarrawonga and Corowa regions and especially Lake Mulwala. READ MORE
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Weed woes

The water hyacinth sent the British into a tizzy. Alarmed by the presence of this “pest” in tanks and ponds, they decided to have it uprooted. It is only after funds were sanctioned for the purpose did they realise that the task at hand was daunting.
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Aquatic weed harvester clearing lake at Bobby Hicks Park

The city’s newly acquired aquatic weed harvester has been put to work clearing out the lake at Bobby Hicks Park. The machine’s manufacturer delivered the harvester, which cost more than $100,000, on May 7.
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Water hyacinth threatens to choke L. Victoria again

About 6,300 tonnes of the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) has been invading Lake Victoria per day, for about three years now. The weed is threatening to choke the lake like it did in the 1990s.  READ MORE
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No fishing on Henderson Lake as state applies herbicide for hyacinths throughout March

LAKE HENDERSON–The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled a series of large-scale herbicide applications for Henderson Lake as a preventative measure to address a chronic issue with water hyacinth.  READ MORE
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Warning issued on sale of hyacinths

“Water hyacinth is still occasionally found in garden ponds and may look attractive but it is an aquatic weed that represents a major threat to our environment.” Department of Agriculture and Food (DAF) technical officer Brett Scourse said a report had been received recently of water hyacinths being sold by the roadside in the region.
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