Control of Nuisance Aquatic Plants with Burlap Screen
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v84, n5 (December, 1984), 248-251
Ten-ounce burlap was applied as a sediment cover in June 1982 to two plots on Lake Rockwell (Portage Co., Ohio). The burlap at one of the plots was treated with a rot-retarding material, Netset. Plant biomass on treated plots was compared to adjacent plots. The application of burlap was effective for seasonal control of aquatic plant growth on a site where material could be tautly secured to the reservoir sediments. It was less effective at a site with highly unconsolidated sediments. Burlap would have to be applied annually since it rotted during the summer even with preservative treatment. The material cost of burlap is about 15-50% of commercial screening products.
Author Institution: Burgess & Niple, Limited ; Department of Biology, Kent State University
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