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Herbicide Considerations Reference Guide—Introduction

This reference guide defines the parameters considered by aquatic plant managers and FWC biologists when formulating a management plan using herbicides in Florida waters. No single herbicide is appropriate for controlling all invasive or nuisance aquatic plant infestations. Therefore, aquatic plant managers must have a thorough understanding of how each herbicide acts in Florida aquatic […]

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Para grass

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Urochloa mutica Origin Africa Introduction Late 1800s, forage grass Aquatic community Emergent grass Habitat Wet soils, shorelines, floating mats Distribution Central and South Florida Management effort Complaint management 2014 public waters / plant acres: 202 / 763 Environmental and Economic Concerns Sprawling grass up to 15 feet long that forms […]

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A Manager’s Definition of Aquatic Plant Control

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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Wild taro

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Colocasia esculenta Origin India, Southeast Asia Introduction Early 1900s, food crop Aquatic community Emergent Habitat Wet soils, shallow water, floating islands Distribution Statewide Management effort Eradicate new colonies 2014 public waters / plant acres: 276 / 368 Environmental and Economic Concerns Displaces native plants, especially along shaded shorelines and […]

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West Indian marsh grass

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Hymenachne amplexicaulis Origin Central, South America, West Indies Introduction 1970s, natural colonization (?) Aquatic community Emergent Habitat Wet soils to shallow water Distribution South & Southwest Florida Management effort Maintenance control 2014 public waters / plant acres: 38 / 1,010 Environmental and Economic Concerns Forms dense monocultures in marshes and […]

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Water spinach

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Ipomoea aquatica Origin China Introduction Mid-1900s, vegetable crop Aquatic community Emergent Habitat Dry land, shorelines, floating mats Distribution Isolated sites, statewide Management effort Eradication 2014 public waters / plant acres: 0 / 0 Environmental and Economic Concerns Grows several inches per day Forms dense canopies over emergent plants Creates floating […]

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Torpedograss

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Panicum repens Origin Old World Introduction Late 1800s, forage grass Aquatic community Emergent Habitat Dry land to water six feet deep Distribution Statewide Management effort Complaint management 2014 public waters / plant acres: 367 / 12,700 Environmental and Economic Concerns Thick mats stop navigation and water movement Displaces native […]

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Para grass

Quick Facts Scientific name Urochloa mutica Origin Africa Introduction Late 1800s, forage grass Aquatic community Emergent grass Habitat Wet soils, shorelines, floating mats Distribution Central and South Florida Management effort Complaint management 2014 public waters / plant acres: 202 / 763 Environmental and Economic Concerns Sprawling grass up to 15 feet long that forms dense tufts […]

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Napier grass

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Pennisetum purpureum Origin Old World, Africa Introduction Early 1900s, forage grass Aquatic community Emergent grass Habitat Shorelines, wet to dry soils Distribution Central and South Florida Management effort Complaint management 2014 public waters / plant acres: 17 / 22 Environmental and Economic Concerns Clump-forming grass up to 12 feet tall […]

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