Michael D. Netherland US Army Engineer Research and Development Center Environmental Laboratory Editor, Journal of Aquatic Plant Management Jeffrey D. Schardt Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Invasive Plant Management Section Introduction Aquatic plant management is a complex discipline that blends the predictable sciences of water chemistry and hydrology with the highly variable parameters of […]
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Aquatic Plant Management Programs Most Florida public lakes and rivers are shallow and capable of supporting submersed as well as floating plants across most or all of their surfaces. Couple this topography with a nearly year-round growing season. Add the phenomenal growth of invasive plants, and it becomes clear that plants must be managed to […]
Florida is home to over 2.5 million acres of fresh water available in the form of lakes, rivers and streams, springs, man-made canals, and wetlands. Within these aquatic environments, invasive plants threaten native species and habitats, flood control structures, natural areas and resources, and recreation. Without management of invasive aquatic plants, boats would not be […]