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Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia

Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
The Red River Waterway Commission’s new research biologist is on the job. Allie Cozad's mission is to raise armies of giant salvinia eating weevils to
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Giant salvinia found in Lake Murvaul

Giant salvinia found in Lake Murvaul | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
An observant angler is credited for noticing the plant salvinia floating in Lake Murvaul and reporting to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Tuesday, Sept. 10.
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County allocates extra funding to salvinia control

County allocates extra funding to salvinia control | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
The Harrison County Commissioners Court approved additional funding in the amount of $2,000 Monday to support Cypress Valley Navigation District’s eradication and research efforts regarding the critical invasion of giant salvinia on Caddo Lake.
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Controlling giant salvinia takes patience, herbicides

Controlling giant salvinia takes patience, herbicides | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
(Distributed 08/23/13) CROWLEY, La. – Giant salvinia in southwest Louisiana should be under control in a few years. In the meantime landowners can combat the invasive aquatic weed with herbicides, according to an LSU AgCenter weed specialist.
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Barbecue to benefit Caddo Lake salvinia fight

Barbecue to benefit Caddo Lake salvinia fight | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
The Greater Caddo Lake Association is fighting giant salvinia on Caddo with barbecue.
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Go-Devil tours allow Caddo Lake visitors to tour salvinia-covered bayous

Go-Devil tours allow Caddo Lake visitors to tour salvinia-covered bayous | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
UNCERTAIN — Though much of the waters at Caddo Lake have become blocked because of invasive species, there remains one way to traverse them.
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Lake Bistineau drawdown underway to control giant salvinia, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says - Louisiana Sportsman

Lake Bistineau drawdown underway to control giant salvinia, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says - Louisiana Sportsman | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
Water levels on Lake Bistineau are being dropped as part of the battle against giant salvinia, which has plagued the lake for years, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.
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When life gives you giant salvinia Girls use vacation to set up lemonade stand to fight growing danger to Caddo Lake

When life gives you giant salvinia Girls use vacation to set up lemonade stand to fight growing danger to Caddo Lake | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
When Dr. Carl and Diane Turner took their grandchildren out for a boat ride on Caddo Lake during a recent trip at the family’s weekend house, they were disturbed by what they saw — blankets of small, floating aquatic ferns, better known as giant...
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State lawmaker from Shreveport wants a new way to kill aquatic weeds

State lawmaker from Shreveport wants a new way to kill aquatic weeds | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
Louisiana Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is trying to draw attention to the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to clog many
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State to spray herbicide on Saline Lake to reduce giant salvinia before major growing season

State to spray herbicide on Saline Lake to reduce giant salvinia before major growing season | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
JONESVILLE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is beginning large-scale herbicide applications on Saline Lake to cut back giant salvinia before its main growing season.
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Salvinia molesta discovered in home garden ponds in Northland (New Zealand)

Salvinia molesta discovered in home garden ponds in Northland (New Zealand) | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it

A banned aquatic weed (Salvinia molesta) that forms dense mats that can double in size in days and pose a drowning risk has been discovered in two home garden ponds in the Northland region of New Zealand.


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Deep East Texas Assn. of SWCDS to Meet Sep. 26

Deep East Texas Assn. of SWCDS to Meet Sep. 26 | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
TEMPLE, TX (September 17, 2013)—“The Deep East Texas Association of Soil and water Conservation Districts (DETASWCDS) will meet September 26, at the John D. Windhem Civic Center in Center, TX” said Kent Batman, president of DETASWCDS.
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Caddo Lake Giant Salvinia Eradication Project: Addition Support for Caddo coming from Harrison County Commissioners

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Commissioners Court considers funding for giant salvinia control

Commissioners Court considers funding for giant salvinia control | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
To help control the invasion of giant salvinia at Caddo Lake, the Harrison County Commissioners Court will consider approving additional funding to support Cypress Valley Navigation District’s efforts in eradicating the aquatic plant and...
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A tiny soldier goes to battle against plants threatening Texas lakes

A tiny soldier goes to battle against plants threatening Texas lakes | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
The bugs are working for us. For the past several years Texas Parks and
Wildlife has been waging war on an invasive species with bugs.
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Annual association fundraiser dedicated to eradication of giant salvinia

Annual association fundraiser dedicated to eradication of giant salvinia | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
Every year, members of the Greater Caddo Lake Association host a catered-style Labor Day weekend barbecue as an opportunity to fellowship, enjoy good food and have fun.
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Giant salvinia declining on Calcasieu River near Lake Charles - Louisiana Sportsman

Giant salvinia declining on Calcasieu River near Lake Charles - Louisiana Sportsman | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
Increased salinities, combined with a weevil-stocking program by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, are negatively impacting the growth of giant salvinia on the Calcasieu River.
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We shouldn’t delay on fighting noxious weed

We shouldn’t delay on fighting noxious weed | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
Some years back, when the invasive plant giant salvinia first became a real problem at Caddo Lake, the wider community went into action.
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Lake Charles Residents Can Expect a Decline in Giant Salvinia Growth on Calcasieu River | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana

Lake Charles Residents Can Expect a Decline in Giant Salvinia Growth on Calcasieu River | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
Lake Charles residents can expect to see some relief in the presence of giant salvinia on the Calcasieu River thanks to environmental factors in combination with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' control efforts.
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Stalking giant salvinia - Outdoors - The News Herald

Stalking giant salvinia - Outdoors - The News Herald | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s invasive species plant staff was in Bay County Wednesday to spray an invasive plant in two small adjoining lakes off Deerwood Avenue, adjacent to Deer Point Lake in the Bayou George area.
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Salvinia funding chopped by panel

Salvinia funding chopped by panel | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
A plan to supply a steady source of funding to battle the giant salvinia problem in Lake Bistineau was rejected Monday by a House committee.
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New proposal to fight giant salvinia offered

New proposal to fight giant salvinia offered | Giant Salvinia | Scoop.it
BATON ROUGE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Williams proposes a mult-front attack on the problem vegitation.
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