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Integrated Plant Management

Definitions of integrated pest management (IPM) are nearly as numerous as invasive species management programs. Most definitions acknowledge several basic components when developing an IPM plan, including the following: considering available management options understanding the biology and life cycles of target and non-target species evaluating ecosystem sensitivity to invasion by introduced organisms considering the impacts […]

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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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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a chemical process that occurs in many forms of bacteria and virtually all plants, including aquatic plants and algae. Using just three simple ingredients (carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight) plants and bacteria are able to make their own food. Early forms of algae and bacteria were the first organisms to photosynthesize. Scientists estimate […]

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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 Environmental and Economic Concerns Forms dense surface mats, especially […]

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