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Economic Botany Section

Blair, Charles [1].

Invasive Aquatic Weeds: Implications for Mosquito and Vector Management Activities.

Healthy natural wetlands ARE FAR LESS LIKELY to be breeding areas for disease-carrying mosquitoes than degraded ones. Degradation of these bodies of water by invasive aquatic weeds and other influences can result in their being potential habitat for mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile Virus, encephalitis, and other diseases. Control of these invasive plants can be an important part of the Integrated Weed/Pest Management efforts of both Weed Management Areas and Mosquito and Vector Control Agencies. This poster focuses on continuing problems with control of Water Evening-primrose, Ludwigia spp. Successes in on-going control of Smooth Cordgrass, Spartina spp., S. densiflora x foliosa, in the San Francisco Estuary will be shown. Presentations on the importance of Smooth Cordgrass in San Francisco Bay have been made at recent statewide Cal-IPC and Mosquito and Vector Control Conferences. Demonstration of these relationships can enhance both agency and public awareness of their importance.

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Keywords:
invasive species
mosquitoes
Aquatic Weeds.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Battelle South/Convention Center
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PEN001
Abstract ID:167


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