Herbicidan control of water hyacinth at Ere, Ogun State: implications for fish production

Akinyemiju, O.A. and Evbuomwan, F. and Balogun, A.M. and Ologunde, T.O. and Martins, O. and Ugwuzor, G.N. and Oyewole, O.B. and Olurin, K.B. and Adekoya, B.B. and Eyo, A.A. and Olaleye, V. and Usoroh, U.J. (1993) Herbicidan control of water hyacinth at Ere, Ogun State: implications for fish production. In: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 16-20 November 1992 ,Abeokuta, Nigeria, pp. 178-180.

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Abstract

A brief account is given of a pilot demonstration of the chemical control of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) at Ere (a channel) in Nigeria using the herbicide glyphosphate. Results suggest that there was an increase in the nutrient content of the channel after herbicide application. This implied an upsurge of available food for fish and other aquatic organisms within the channel after the herbicide application. The decaying water hyacinth mass which sinks into the medium is likely to boost nutrient content, promoting the growth of fish and other aquatic animals. It is concluded that herbicidal control of water hyacinth is possible, especially under specialists' management with the conservation of fish and other non-target aquatic organisms alongside improved fish production

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Herbicidan control of water hyacinth at Ere, Ogun State: implications for fish production
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Akinyemiju, O.A.
Evbuomwan, F.
Balogun, A.M.
Ologunde, T.O.
Martins, O.
Ugwuzor, G.N.
Oyewole, O.B.
Olurin, K.B.
Adekoya, B.B.
Eyo, A.A.
Olaleye, V.
Usoroh, U.J.
Page Range: pp. 178-180
Date: 1993
Event Title: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Event Dates: 16-20 November 1992
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Ere Channel; aquatic plants; channels; chemical control; eutrophication; freshwater fish; herbicides; nutrients (mineral); plant control; Eichhornia crassipes
Subjects: Aquaculture
Chemistry
Item ID: 3509
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2010 06:53
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:16
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3509

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