Accession Number : ADA194188


Title :   Aquatic Plant Control Research Program. A Survey of the Fauna Associated with Pistia Stratiotes L. (Waterlettuce) in Florida


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Dray, F A , Jr ; Thompson, Catherine R ; Habeck, Dale H ; Balciunas, Joseph K ; Center, Ted D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a194188.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Increasing waterlettuce populations in Florida appear to be associated with concurrently declining waterhyacinth populations. Waterhyacinth is competitively superior to waterlettuce and probably supplanted the vast waterlettuce mats observed by explorers in Florida during the mid-1700s. For these reasons, it is believed that waterlettuce may reach severe nuisance population levels as waterhyacinth abundance continues to decline. To prevent this, a project was initiated to introduce into the United States biological agents that have successfully controlled waterlettuce in Australia and portions of Asia. Keywords: Aquatic plants, Biological control, Insects, Waterlettuce.


Descriptors :   *MARINE BIOLOGY , *AQUATIC PLANTS , *BIOLOGICAL WEED CONTROL , UNITED STATES , BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , SURVEYS , FLORIDA , INSECTS


Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE