Exotic Pest Reporting
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an invasive plant of fresh water. It is a native of Brazil and was first detected in Lousiana in 1884.
Sold as an ornamental for aquariums, this weed grows quickly, forming clogging mats of vegetation when released in freshwater.
08/01/2017 - In deep waters
07/26/2017 - Modesto inventor using lightbulb weed killing boat
07/25/2017 - NIWA unveils aquatic weed harvester