On The Brink Of An Environmental Disaster — Weed Science Society Of America Highlights Progress Against Hydrilla Infestation In Finger Lakes Region

Six months ago one of the world’s most aggressive aquatic weeds was spotted in an inlet adjoining Cayuga Lake, part of New York’s famed Finger Lakes. The culprit was hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), an aquatic plant species holding a well-earned spot on the federal noxious weeds list. Officials fear an environmental disaster in the making—and for good reason.


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