Tilapia for Biological Control of Giant Salvinia

McIntosh, Dennis and King, Chad and Fitzsimmons, Kevin (2003) Tilapia for Biological Control of Giant Salvinia. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 41, pp. 28-31.

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Abstract

In August 1999, giant salvinia ( Salvinia molesta Mitchell) was found along the lower Colorado River in irrigation drainages. To investigate the slow spread and apparent control of giant salvinia in this region, the herbivorous fish, tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus Trewavas), was examined as a biological control agent. The study was conducted in a 5,000-L recirculating system. (PDF contains 4 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Tilapia for Biological Control of Giant Salvinia
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
McIntosh, Dennis
King, Chad
Fitzsimmons, Kevin
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
Volume: 41
Page Range: pp. 28-31
Date: 2003
Issuing Agency: Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
Additional Information: January 2003
Uncontrolled Keywords: aquatic plants, Lower Colorado River, nuisance species, Oreochromis niloticus, Salvinia molesta
Subjects: Management
Biology
Limnology
Item ID: 1637
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2008 00:34
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:16
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1637

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