Accession Number : ADA322967

Title :   Triploid Grass Carp for Aquatic Plant Control,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER GAINESVILLE FL

Personal Author(s) : Clugston, James P. ; Shireman, Jerome V.

PDF Url : ADA322967

Report Date : 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Aquatic plants are often needed in ponds, lakes and streams to ensure bottom stabilization and provide cover and food for aquatic and semi-aquatic animals. In the United States, the reduction or elimination of unwanted aquatic plants has developed into a major and costly task. Unwanted aquatic plants can be controlled by several methods or combinations of methods: water level manipulation, mechanical (physical) removal, application of chemicals, and introduction of plant-eating animals (biological control). The introduction of animals (primarily insects or herbivorous fish) that feed on aquatic vegetation has the advantage of providing relatively low-cost, long-term control, with few or no detrimental side effects when properly stocked. The grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), a native of eastern Asia appears to be well suited for use in vegetation control.

Descriptors :   *GRASSES, *AQUATIC PLANTS, STABILIZATION, CONTROL, CHEMICALS, REDUCTION, VEGETATION, ELIMINATION, FOOD, WILDLIFE, LAKES, FISHES, PONDS, STREAMS, AQUATIC BIOLOGY, INSECTS, BOTTOM WATERS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE