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Managing Tussocks and Floating Islands

... The decision to manage tussocks and floating islands is often difficult because they are usually made up of ... be cheaply controlled with herbicide s whereas floating islands must be dismantled and/or removed using machines. Machines ...

Tussocks and Floating Islands

... following information pertains to tussocks and floating islands in Florida, these phenomena are world-wide, witnessed in ... managers call these islands tussocks , floating islands or floating forests . When freely drifting in ...

Wild taro

... Habitat Wet soils, shallow water, floating islands Distribution Statewide Management ... Shoreline populations break loose, forming floating islands that block access, cover native plant habitat roots in ...

Para grass

... out native plants Mats can break loose forming floating islands Considered one of the world’s worst weeds ...

Aquatic and Wetland Plants in Florida

... adding to the sediments. Uprooted plants can form floating islands or tussocks that can pose significant navigational ... the native plant spatterdock, Nuphar advena) can form floating islands that grow large enough to support trees. Water hyacinth ...

Mechanical Control

... and dispose of them. Harvesting floating islands of peat and small trees from Lake Pierce after ... point.   Harvesting floating islands of trees up to 40 feet tall and organic sediments four ...

Harvesters

... ranges from 200-800 tons per acre Organic content - floating islands can be composed of peat up to four feet thick ... market value of any product Organic material from floating islands can augment poor soil or be used as fill ...

Shredders

... be controlled with herbicide s Control floating islands or tussocks in emergency situations Flood ... navigation channels Control drifting floating islands or tussocks in urgent or preemptive situations ...

Physical Control

... rafts of plants (also called tussocks or floating islands ) from clogging these water conveyances. State or federal ...

A Manager's Definition of Aquatic Plant Control*

... aquatic vegetation, especially tussocks and floating islands E, S, F Flood control plant masses can ... hoe/dragline removal of dense mats of plants and floating islands removes dense masses of vegetation and other material ...