Accession Number : ADA293548

Title :   New Pond Facility for Aquatic Plant Biocontrol Research. Aquatic Plant Control Research Program. Volume A-95-2,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Grodowitz, Michael J. ; Snoddy, Edward L.

PDF Url : ADA293548

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) entered into a cooperative agreement in 1990 to research, demonstrate, and use a variety of technologies for managing Eurasian watermilfoil and hydrilla at Lake Guntersville, Alabama (Bates, Decell, and Swor 1991). This cooperative venture, known as the Joint Agency Guntersville Project (JAG P), has provided a wealth of information that can be applied to managing aquatic plants on large reservoir systems. The use of insect biocontrol for aquatic plant management is one of the promising technologies being investigated. An abandoned biowaste aquaculture facility located on the TVA Reservation in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, was partially renovated and transformed into a research facility. This series of small ponds proved useful to WES and TVA personnel in conducting both foundational and applied research for the JAG P. Future applications of this pond facility offer additional opportunities for research of significance throughout the United States, at both the national and local levels.

Descriptors :   *SHALLOW WATER, *AQUATIC PLANTS, *BIOLOGICAL WEED CONTROL, *WATER HYACINTH, UNITED STATES, MANAGEMENT, FACILITIES, RESEARCH FACILITIES, AGREEMENTS, MUSCLES, ALABAMA, COOPERATION, PONDS, RESERVOIRS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE