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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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 […]
Aquatic plant management is a complex discipline that blends predictable sciences of chemistry and hydrology with the highly variable parameters of biology and meteorology, for application in venues with boundaries defined by human values and economics. Successful aquatic plant managers evaluate waterbody uses and functions, conserve or enhance natural processes and human uses of public […]
There are fourteen active ingredients (chemical compounds) approved for use in Florida waters as of 2011. These active ingredients may be formulated and sold under various trade names such as Aquathol, Rodeo and Sonar. They are applied directly to the target plant or dispersed within the water for the purpose of treating invasive weeds. These […]
Duck hunting and waterfowl habitat management are among the many uses and functions of Florida waterbodies. Most ducks in Florida are migratory, flying into the state for the winter from as far away as northernmost Canada and Alaska. The state's many wetland habitats, abundance of wintering ducks and number of public hunting areas make Florida […]
Quick Facts MORE INFO Scientific name Hydrilla verticillata Origin Southeast Asia Introduction Early 1950s, aquarium trade Aquatic community Submersed, surface mats Habitat Inches to 35 feet deep Distribution Statewide Management effort Maintenance control 2015 public waters / plant acres: 185 / 21,837 Environmental and Economic Concerns Stems can elongate as much as 6-8 inches per […]