Aquatic Plant Management Society

Sustaining Members

Thank you, Sustaining Members!

The Aquatic Plant Management Society is grateful for our Sustaining Members whose generous annual contributions sponsor our most important core values, especially education and outreach initiatives.

Sustaining Membership costs $600 and includes membership privileges for one designated representative; subscription to the “Journal of Aquatic Plant Management”; access to the APMS newsletters and social media content; recognition as a Sustaining Member in newsletters, the Annual Meeting Program, and on the APMS website.

Please read about the APMS Sustaining Members below and learn more about them by visiting their websites.

2022 - 2023 Sustaining Members

AgroShield has been serving the Agriculture and Aquatic industries since 2015. Our Vodaguard product was developed to cure infections in the upper water column. Vodaguard’s unique follow the bloom technology concentrates the cure where it is needed the most. Vodaguard C is a copper sulphate pentahydrate product. Vodaguard O is a sodium percarbonate that becomes hydrogen peroxide when introduced to water. Both products have a patented formulation that allows them to be buoyant for 24 to 36 hours. Reduces manpower, machinery, and un-necessary product which reduces cost. Please visit us at:

Since 1981, Applied Aquatic Management, Inc., (AAM) has provided innovative and effective water management services, selective vegetation control, wetland management and exotic weed control. AAM has clients throughout Florida including developers, homeowners associations, golf courses, mobile home communities, utilities, local, state and federal government agencies and industry. Our experienced professional staff provides unique knowledge along with advanced equipment to manage all types of waterway, right-of-way, wetland, and upland systems.

AquaMaster Fountains and Aerators is the industry leader for quality and dependable Fountains and Aerators for all your aquatic requirements. Awareness of water quality management has never been higher. In our environmentally conscious world, today’s successful aquatic managers are making aeration equipment the foundation of their aquatic management programs. Their goal is to increase the dissolved oxygen level, which stimulates the natural cleanup process, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing, healthy body of water.
Aqua Services, Inc. (Aqua Services) is a full-service water resource management company that has operated continuously in business for 40 years. In addition to its original focus on aquatic weed management operations for federal, state, and private entities, Aqua Services now provides superior fisheries population management, HAB and cyanobacteria control, lake design services, aeration design and installation, and soil sealant services to mitigate lake and pond seepage. Our experienced biologists and technicians work throughout the Southeast and Midwest to provide critical services to numerous clients. Successful projects have also been completed internationally, including the countries of Mexico and The Bahamas.

AquaTechnex, LLC is a lake and aquatic plant management firm that operates in the Western United States. The company is expert in the use of aerial and boat GIS/GPS technologies to assess aquatic environments. The firm is also expert in the management of invasive aquatic weed species and phosphorous mitigation to suppress toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Our web site is; please drop by regularly to get news updates as we have moved our blog onto the site.

Aquatic Control, Inc. has been managing aquatic resources since 1966. As a distributor of lake management supplies, floating fountain aerators, and diffused aeration systems, Aquatic Control represents all of the major brands of quality supplies and equipment.  Aquatic Control has eight offices that offer aquatic vegetation management services including vegetation mapping, application services, fountain and aeration system installation, equipment maintenance, and factory-trained service and warranty repair throughout the Midwest.  Harmful Algae Bloom monitoring programs with our in-house laboratory allow us to customize treatment plan design through control of the algae causing taste and odor or toxin production issues.  Learn more at

Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc. (AVC) is a Florida corporation founded in 1986 offering vegetation management and general environmental consulting services throughout the southeast. Since its establishment as an exotic/nuisance vegetation management company specializing in the control of invasive wetland, aquatic and upland species, AVC has broadened its scope of capabilities to include; certified lake management, fish stocking, re-vegetation, mitigation and restoration services, mitigation monitoring services, aquatic, roadside, forestry and utility vegetation management, and environmental/ecological consulting.

BioSafe Systems has been offering sustainable and effective solutions for lake management, municipal and wastewater treatments and other water resources since 1998. Our uniquely balanced, broad-spectrum chemistries are designed to enhance your water’s health, quality and appearance. Alternatives to products that utilize copper, or other harsh and sometimes toxic chemicals, BioSafe Systems’ complete line of products are EPA registered, USDA NOP compliant, OMRI listed and effectively alleviate algal issues with minimal impact on the environment.

Black Lagoon advocates for a proactive and integrated approach to waterbody management. We mitigate conditions impacting water quality, land use, ecosystem balance, property value, recreation, and overall aesthetics by implementing technically sound management programs. We establish connected, long-term relationships with our clients to manage the water quality challenges faced by their lakes, ponds, and wetlands…because everybody deserves clean, safe, enjoyable water.

Brewer International is a reputable manufacturer of aquatic and land management adjuvants that has been providing distribution services nationwide for over 40 years, with its headquarters located in Vero Beach, Florida. The company specializes in producing surfactants designed to improve pesticide penetration, wetting, bonding, and drift control. Our products are widely utilized by aquatic and land managers across the country to enhance pesticide uptake, thereby increasing efficiency while reducing the chemical footprint in natural environments. As a family-owned business, Brewer International is committed to producing only the highest-quality products and has consistently invested in product development and manufacturing innovation to provide its distribution partners with the best possible value. We take great pride in our reputation as a reliable partner, providing superior quality products that meet and exceed industry standards.

Chem One is a national leader of Organic Copper Sulfate for aquatic management. With eight standard EPA label grades; Fine 20, 25, 30, 100, 200, Small, Medium and Large. Chem One has a grade to meet every customer’s needs. With our corporate offices and 78,000+ square foot warehouse in Houston, Texas, Chem One is a national wholesale company that is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001.

Clarke Aquatic Services is a global environmental products and services company. Our mission is to make communities around the world more livable, safe, and comfortable. By understanding our customers’ needs, we tailor service programs that draw on our unmatched breadth of industry experience, expertise, and resources. Clarke pioneers, develops, and delivers environmentally responsible mosquito control and aquatic services to help control nuisances, prevent disease, and create healthy waterways.

Compliance Services International (CSI) is a leading regulatory consultancy providing innovative solutions for organizations faced with regulatory and environmental challenges. CSI’s experienced scientists and regulatory specialists in the USA and the EU provide innovative approaches to solving regulatory and environmental challenges – combining traditional sciences with developing technologies to deliver economically sensible and scientifically sound results. For more information, please visit our website

Cygnet Enterprises, Inc. is the largest, single source distributor of aquatic management products in the United States. With strategically placed offices and warehouses in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, and Idaho we provide quick access to any product you may need for your lake, pond, reservoir, or irrigation district. Our dedicated and experienced staff assures aquatic managers receive outstanding service to manage our valuable water resources.

Since 1973, Diversified Waterscapes, Inc. (DWI) has offered lake management services and ecological products to professional applicators. Our proven field experience in pond and lake cleaning enabled us to develop an eco-friendly line of products that show dramatic results in any aquatic environment. With more than 45 years of experience, we have been providing aquatic treatment products and maintenance service for some of the world’s best water features, including the famous Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas – delivering clearly better results without harming the environment. Our mission is to combine extensive industry experience, mechanical aptitude and scientific knowledge to bring clarity, cleanliness and beauty to water features across the country.

Duke Energy “Building a smarter energy future”. Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy-holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit. Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy, and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. More information about the company is available at Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

Lake Restoration, located in MN, has specialized in controlling pond weeds, lake weeds, and nuisance algae since 1977. Lake Restoration’s product line-up includes: Mizzen, a copper based algaecide, Spritflo and Dibrox herbicides, a variety of pond dyes and nutrient reducers. Lake Restoration also manufactures the TORMADA product application boat, Vitaflume floating fountains, the retractable Goose D-Fence system, and the patented LAKEMAID to eliminate lake weeds automatically. For more information, visit our website

The Lee County Hyacinth Control District was formed by the Florida Legislature in June 1961to curtail excessive growths of water hyacinth. That same year, water managers from across the state convened in Lee County and formed the Hyacinth Control Society, now APMS, to share control strategies and develop a comprehensive management approach to Florida’s most prolific aquatic plant. T. Wayne Miller, Jr. of Lee County served as the Society’s President for the first two years and Lee County has been a supporting member of APMS since its inception.

Maxunitech is an integrated enterprise focusing on the Research and Development, production, sales of agrochemicals, and relevant intermediates and other fine chemicals. Established in 2000, under the principles of “people oriented, united for innovation and pursue excellence”, we have been researching and developing new products, solving commercial issues from the perspective of technology, and fulfilling enterprise value with value added for our clients.

Invasive weeds can devastate both natural and commercial habitats. Syngenta provides high performance products to control destructive weeds while helping to restore the habitat of aquatic environments. Syngenta offers proven aquatic herbicides like Reward® and Tribune™ that provide fast burn-down, work well in cool weather and are rainfast in as little as 30 minutes. The active ingredient, diquat dibromide, has been used successfully in sensitive aquatic areas for over 25 years.

UPL NA, Inc. is a premier supplier of crop protection products and technologies designed for the agricultural, specialty, fumigation and aquatic markets. The Aquatics Division is part of the Environmental Solutions group which has manufactured aquatic herbicides and algaecides for the management of lakes, ponds, rivers and irrigation canals for more than 40 years. These products are marketed as Aquathol®, Hydrothol®, AquaStrike®, Current®, Symmetry®, Cascade®, Teton®, and Top Deck™. Most recently the development and commercialization of the ADAPT aquatic drone boat for improved application accuracy and efficiency was launched. With a customer-centric focus, UPL is committed to providing product stewardship and technical support to ensure your plant management operations are successful. Visit us at: