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.
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
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
Conference or Workshop Item
||Herbicidan control of water hyacinth at Ere, Ogun State: implications for fish production
||10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||16-20 November 1992
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria, Ere Channel; aquatic plants; channels; chemical control; eutrophication; freshwater fish; herbicides; nutrients (mineral); plant control; Eichhornia crassipes
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||05 Jun 2010 06:53
||29 Sep 2011 17:16
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