Aquacide Blog — Hydrilla
Hydrilla Control: 4 Ways To Kill Hydrilla!
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Hydrilla & Other Invasive Lake Weeds could be Outlawed.
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Yates County legislators want to hear from the public about the potential for a local law to prevent the spread of invasive, non-native species into the waterways of the county. PHOTO/ Robert L. Johnson Hydrilla is an aggressive invasive species that can grow up to a foot a day, say experts. The Yates County Legislature will not vote on a proposed local law intended to prevent the introduction and movement of aquatic invasive species in Yates County waters during their April 8 meeting as previously planned because additional work needs to be done on the draft law, explains District...
Weeding Out the Weeds on Santee Cooper Lakes
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They say bad luck comes in threes, and that is the case on the Santee Cooper lakes this year. A trio of invasive weeds, including one still so new that the state hasn’t officially declared it such, has literally taken root and continues to hold on despite the best efforts of Santee Cooper’s analytical and biological sciences department. Invasive weeds are not new to Lake Moultrie or Lake Marion. But they are pervasive. This year is the 30th anniversary of hydrilla first being spotted in the system, in Lake Marion near Rimini. By 1994 it covered almost 45,000 acres of...
Aquatic Weed Control: 2 Ways To Remove Brazilian Elodea
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Brazilian Elodea (egeria densa) was introduced to this country about 100 years ago. It was an attractive oxygen producing plant primarily sold as an aquarium plant. It can now be found in 40 States including Hawaii. It is an aggressive lake weed, very similar to both American Elodea and Hydrilla. All three are submersed and rooted to the lake bottom. Leaves of Brazilian Elodea have minute teeth not visible by the naked eye. It spreads primarily by floating fragments that simply re-root. It does not use seeds or tubers. Stems are long and slender and rarely branch. Each leaf is...