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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.

READ MORE HERE.

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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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Regional Update – South Carolina APMS Meeting Wrap-up from Myrtle Beach!

2The 2014 annual meeting of the South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society went off without a hitch!  The three day event kicked off on Wednesday with Dr. Susan Wilde’s discussion of all things AVM at her lab at the University of Georiga.  The afternoon was rounded out  with talks from Clemson, NC State University, UGA, Nufarm, and Sepro.  Visiting professor from across the pong, Dr. Jonathan Newman provided perspective on aquatic weed management in the United Kingdom.  Wednesday evening featured a President’s reception at which attendees caught up on the year while enjoying hors d’oeuvre and a few cocktails. (more…)

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APMS by the decade

history_books_0071-0804-0812-1544_SMUAfter our last blog posting, we saw a great deal of discussion via our social media sites (twitter, LinkedIn, etc).  It has been great to review what has happened over the past ten years of our society, but what about since the APMS was founded in 1961.  Many of you may not know this, but our society was ACTUALLY initiated as the “Hyacinth Control Society” on July 17, 1961.  Anyone want to guess what the “big topic” might have been during that era?  We’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count….. (more…)

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Dominant Topics – Looking Back Over Ten Years in Aquatic Plant Management

hottopicHot topics seem to change by the minute, if not the second, in today’s world.  This morning’s celebrity scandal is overshadowed by reports of corruption in politics or sports in the afternoon.  We are a society that lives in the here and now, but a lot can be learned from our past.  Although not as readily amended as pop culture news, topics certainly change in the science of aquatic plant management and some stay the same.  These topics are a sign of the times and potentially even a sign of things to come.  This week’s blog will raise the question: “What do YOU think the big topics over the last ten years have been?” and “Where do you see the science going in the future?”  We have our opinion, so why don’t you let us know if you agree! (more…)

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