Control of Obnoxious Aquatic Plants in the Southeast

by Otis M. Jernigan,
Angelo Tabita,
William E. Wunderlich,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 4, Pg. 31-46

Document Type: Journal Paper


Obnoxious aquatic plants have caused problems in waters of the southeastern states since approximately 1900. Federal, state, and local agencies are engaged in an extensive cooperative effort for control of these plants for the benefit of navigation, drainage, flood control, fish and wild life conservation, public health, and related activities. Chemicals are being used in recent years in lieu of earlier use of mechanical equipment for destruction of the aquatic weeds. The most common chemical now in use is 2, 4-D; however, continued research is being conducted in search of more effective and more economical means.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Aquatic habitats | Public health and safety | Chemicals | Light rail transit | Federal government | Aging (material) | Team building

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