Monday, July 11, 2011

Plans to Tackle Giant Salvinia

Dr. Randy G. Westbrooks, Invasive Species Prevention Specialist with USGS National Wetlands Research Center in North Carolina offered a list of ideas and strategies for tackling this growing problem including the inspection of boats at weigh stations along major highways, the inspection of water garden and aquatic plant nurseries, and the inspection and cleaning of boats prior to leaving infested waters. Westbrooks added that tackling the problem successfully will take effort from all parties involved. Read the article Green invaders! by Amanda Crane in
Giant salvinia, photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut,