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Scugog Lake Stewards launch research project to document aquatic plants in Lake Scugog

durhamregion.com (Ontario, Canada)

SCUGOG — A research and monitoring project spearheaded by Dr. Ron Porter of the Scugog Lake Stewards officially hit the water on May 26 when a small crew set out on a half-day expedition of Lake Scugog to examine the contents of the township’s crown jewel. “We were very surprised to find major changes in the aquatic plants from just a year before,” recalled Dr. Porter of the initial findings.

 

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Panel OKs use of poison to kill pond plants

Opponents rue damaging side-effects of herbicides

  • Eagle-Tribune
  • By Terry Date tdate@andovertownsman.com
  • May 28, 2016

ANDOVER — Sometime between mid- and late-June a state-approved contractor will spray herbicides at Field and Collins ponds in the Harold Parker State Forest to kill invasive plants, a first step in a controversial treatment plan that may call for future herbicide uses.

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Foreign water weed spotted in Craven County

Sun Journal

New Bern, North Carolina

By Tom Glasgow, Special to the Sun Journal

Recently an infestation of yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata) was found in a Craven County waterway, and subsequently controlled with aquatic herbicides.

Read more here: http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20160527/NEWS/160529123

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Aquatic Weed School 2016

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Aquatic Weed School 2016 will be held September 7-8, 2016 at the University of California-Davis

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Lake Koronis (MINNESOTA) projects augment starry stonewort research.

CLOUD TIMES: Lake Koronis (MINNESOTA) projects augment starry stonewort research. First infestation [of Nitellopsis obtusa] was confirmed last August.

READ MORE: http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/outdoors/2016/04/10/attacking-aquatic-invasives-lake-koronis-pilot-projects-augment-starry-stonewort-research-inspections/82604972/

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Health Canada has concluded that 2,4-D is safe for humans and the environment.

THE WESTERN PRODUCER: Health Canada has concluded that 2,4-D is safe for humans and the environment. “The overall weight of evidence indicates that 2,4-D is not carcinogenic in rats, mice, and dogs.”

READ MORE: http://www.producer.com/2016/04/24-d-not-carcinogenic-health-canada/

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Red Lotus Lake, Kumphawapi, Thailand

Pink lotusesRed Lotus Lake, Kumphawapi, Thailand

Every year from November till March, the lake’s 8,000 acre surface sprouts millions of pink lotuses which reach full bloom in December.

READ MORE: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/04/red-lotus-lake-kumphawapi-thailand.html

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Twin Lakes drained for weed control – ALASKA

Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game are draining Twin Lakes to control milfoil. The lakes are drained annually and filled with salt water which controls milfoil without using herbicides. The lakes are to be refilled by mid-April.

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PLANT CAMP 2015 says THANKS TO APMS

2015 Plant Camp Graduation

On behalf of all of us at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and 24 top educators, I am sending this heartfelt thank you for Aquatic Plant Management Society’s (APMS) sponsorship of this year’s PLANT CAMP 2015 for teachers. Participants were extremely appreciative of APMS’ generosity, as evidenced by the enclosed thank you note, and so are we. Read More

Thank-you Card

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Regional Update – Florida APMS wrap-up from Daytona Beach!

Yet another great regional conference in the books!  The Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society held their annual conference in Daytona Beach October 14th – 16th.  They had a fantastic turnout and three days packed with great presentations, events, and fun!

A full house for FAPMS 2014!

A full house for FAPMS 2014!

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