Accession Number : ADP001779

Title :   Corps Field Operations Studies: Biological Control of Waterhyacinth in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Theriot,Edwin A.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The purpose of the biological control effort in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is to apply biocontrol experimental technology in conjunction with chemical and mechanical methods to achieve rapid control of the waterhyacinth infestation. The objectives of the project are: Determine the necessary and sufficient means for establishment of a complex of biocontrol agents in the Delta to achieve rapid dispersal and buildup. Determine the rate of disposal and buildup of the biocontrol agents. Demonstrate the effectiveness of the organisms in conjunction with chemical and mechanical means for the management of waterhyacinth.

Descriptors :   *Aquatic plants, *Biological weed control, *Water hyacinth, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Biodeterioration, Methodology, Dispersing, Management, Rivers, Deltas, California

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE