Accession Number : ADP001786

Title :   State and Other Federal Field Operations Studies: Update on the Status of Aquatic Plants in Georgia, 1982,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FORT VALLEY

Personal Author(s) : Thomastown,Wayne

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Aquatic weeds are not major problems in Georgia except for Lake Seminole on the Georgia-Florida-Alabama border. A problem does exist in their potential for rapid dispersion and growth. If these weeds are left unchecked, they will pose a serious threat to agriculture, recreation, and industry in the state. It is important that control methods be initiated now before these plants become firmly established. The development of an efficient aquatic weed control program in any area should be considered based upon its long-range effects. Georgia's program has only been in effect for approximately 4 years but considerable expertise and experience have been gained. Immediate effects, although only temporary in nature, have been derived from these actions. Chemical control is generally short lived and applications of herbicides often must be made several times a year for several years in varying situations.

Descriptors :   *Aquatic plants, *Weed control, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Water hyacinth, Control, Management, Planning, Herbicides, Chemicals, Biological weed control, Coleoptera, Osteichthyes, Lakes, Streams, Georgia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE