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Material Type:Booklet
Title:Weed-eating grass carp prove to be a real catch
Source:Golden State Fairways. Vol. 3, No. 2, March 1991, p. 20.
Monographic Source:Daily shoot growth measurement of Zoysia grass Zoysia japonica to determine mowing interval, 1991, p. 20.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:Las Vegas: R/K Communications Group, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Research; Weed control; Aquatic weeds; Ctenopharyngodon idella
Abstract/Contents:"Studies of the US Department of Agricluture's Aquatic Weeds Control Laborartory on campus have shown that a species of carp called grass carp may be just the answer to keeping waterways free of clogging weeds. Water weeds present a costly problem to the agricultural industry, which nationally spends hundreds of million of dollars each year to keep irrigation canals free of weeds. Usual methods of controlling the weeds-herbicides or excavation and burial- are often ineffective, costly or only temporarily successful. Grass carp comes from Asia and it is feared that if allowed to proliferate, this non-native species would harm the habitat of the native fish. The researchers are studying the carp's feeding preferences and their behavior in both static and flowing water. So far, carp have proved to be very effective in keeping aquatic weeds under control.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1991. Weed-eating grass carp prove to be a real catch. Golden State Fairways. 3(2):p. 20.
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