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Title: Allelopathic aquatic plants for aquatic plant management : a feasibility study
Authors: Elakovich, Stella D.
Wooten, Jean W.
Keywords: Allelopathy
Growth inhibition
Aquatic macrophytes
Aquatic plants
Biological control
Lemna minor
Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.Technical Report A-89-2
Abstract: This report presents results of a literature search and feasibility study of the use of allelopathic aquatic plants for aquatic plant management. To establish a list of potential allelopathic plants, 16 aquatic macrophytes native to the southeastern United States were subjected to two bioassays -- one involving lettuce seedlings and one involving the aquatic plant Lemna minor as the target species. The results suggest that Nymphaea odorata and Brasenia schreberi are both highly inhibitory and are therefore candidates for aquatic weed management. The results also indicate that the simple lettuce seedling assay may be a reasonable first "easy" assay for determining the allelopathic potential of aquatic plants.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report A-89-2
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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