Search Results: node/"emergent"

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 Management Options Biological None available Chemical Glyphosate, imazapyr Mechanical Mowing; harvest or […]

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A Manager’s Definition of Aquatic Plant Control

Michael D. NetherlandUS Army Engineer Research and Development CenterEnvironmental LaboratoryEditor, Journal of Aquatic Plant Management Jeffrey D. SchardtFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionInvasive 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 biology and meteorology for application […]

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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 Management Options Biological None available Chemical Imazamox, 2,4-D + diquat + Kinetic, […]

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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 Management Options Biological None available Chemical Glyphosate, imazapyr Mechanical […]

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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 Management Options Biological None available Chemical 2,4-D, glyphosate, imazapyr, triclopyr Mechanical Not feasible, fragments start new […]

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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 Management Options Biological None available Chemical Glyphosate, imazapyr Mechanical Harvest floating mats Physical […]

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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 Management Options Biological None available Chemical Glyphosate, imazapyr Mechanical Mowing; […]

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Hygrophila

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Hygrophila polysperma Origin India, Malaysia Introduction Mid-1940s, aquarium trade Aquatic community Submersed, emergent Habitat Wet soils to water 15 feet deep Distribution Central / South Florida, many canals Management effort Complaint management 2014 public waters / plant acres 30 / 113 Management Options Biological Extremely high rates of sterile […]

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Aquatic soda apple

Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Solanum tampicense Origin Mexico, West Indies Introduction 1970s, natural colonization (?) Aquatic community Emergent Habitat Shorelines, wet soils Distribution Central Florida Management effort Eradication 2014 public waters / plant acres 2 / 10 Management Options Biological None available Chemical 2,4-D, triclopyr Mechanical Impractical – plants in shallow water, marshes […]

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