Accession Number:

ADA070828

Title:

The White Amur as a Biological Control Agent of Aquatic Weeds in the Panama Canal.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The Panama Canal has been plagued with both floating and submerged aquatic weeds since its opening. Although more and more money has been spent on herbicides over the years, the weed problem has increased. In February 1978, the Panama Canal Company introduced the white amur fish, Ctenopharyngodon idella Val., as a biological tool to control the submerged macrophyte, hydrilla, to Gatun Lake, the large freshwater reservoir through which the majority of the length of the Canal passes.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE