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Biological Aquatic Weed Control by Fish in the Lower Sonoran Desert of California

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E. F. Legner, Riverside
W. J. Hauser, Riverside
T. W. Fisher, Riverside
R. A. Meiived, Division of Biological Control

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California Agriculture 29(11):8-10.

Published November 01, 1975

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Abstract

Use of fish for biological aquatic weed control is becoming widespread in the irrigation system and recreational lakes of the lower Sonoran Desert of California. Two African species, Tilapia zillii and T. mossambica are currently employed. The expansion of this program with development of better mass production techniques and the addition of one or two other fish species, is expected to significantly reduce environmental pollution through reduction in use of herbicides and mechanical disruptions, and to favor development of gome-fish such as large-mouth bass.

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Research supported by grants and assistance from the Imperial and Palo Verde irrigation districts, the Coachella Valley County Water District, the Coachella Valley, Southeast and Orange County mosquito abatement districts, and cooperation of the California Department of Fish and Game.

Biological Aquatic Weed Control by Fish in the Lower Sonoran Desert of California

E. F. Legner, W. J. Hauser, T. W. Fisher, R. A. Meiived
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Biological Aquatic Weed Control by Fish in the Lower Sonoran Desert of California

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Authors

E. F. Legner, Riverside
W. J. Hauser, Riverside
T. W. Fisher, Riverside
R. A. Meiived, Division of Biological Control

Publication Information

California Agriculture 29(11):8-10.

Published November 01, 1975

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Use of fish for biological aquatic weed control is becoming widespread in the irrigation system and recreational lakes of the lower Sonoran Desert of California. Two African species, Tilapia zillii and T. mossambica are currently employed. The expansion of this program with development of better mass production techniques and the addition of one or two other fish species, is expected to significantly reduce environmental pollution through reduction in use of herbicides and mechanical disruptions, and to favor development of gome-fish such as large-mouth bass.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Research supported by grants and assistance from the Imperial and Palo Verde irrigation districts, the Coachella Valley County Water District, the Coachella Valley, Southeast and Orange County mosquito abatement districts, and cooperation of the California Department of Fish and Game.


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