A comparative assessment of the methods of control of water hyacinth infestation with regards to fish production

Adekoya, B.B. and Ugwuzor, G.N. and Olurin, K.B. and Sodeinde, O.A. and Ekpo, O.A. (1993) A comparative assessment of the methods of control of water hyacinth infestation with regards to fish production. In: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 16-20 November 1992 ,Abeokuta, Nigeria, pp. 181-184.

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Abstract

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) has been subject of three control methods since its arrival into the Nigerian freshwater lagoon system in 1984 - mechanical, chemical and biological. An assessment of these three methods seems to suggest that mechanical and chemical control methods, both of which being costly, must be applied either solely or integrated to combat the present level of considerable infestation in Nigeria. The biological control methods are advisable for slow, sustained control and can only cope with low levels of infestation. It is thus concluded that the preliminary control method should be mechanical or chemical to effectively abate the nuisance plant, followed by biological control once infestation levels have been sufficiently reduced

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: A comparative assessment of the methods of control of water hyacinth infestation with regards to fish production
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Adekoya, B.B.
Ugwuzor, G.N.
Olurin, K.B.
Sodeinde, O.A.
Ekpo, O.A.
Page Range: pp. 181-184
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; aquatic plants; biological control; chemical control; comparative studies; plant control; Eichhornia crassipes; water hyacinth
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3513
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2010 13:12
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:16
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3513

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