NatureScot Commissioned Report 557: Experimental shading to control/eradicate Canadian waterweed
Canadian waterweed Elodea canadensis is a cause of unfavourable condition in several designated standing water habitats throughout Scotland. Existing control methods are not considered to provide long-term control. Jute matting has been used successfully in Ireland to control a morphologically similar species (Lagarosiphon major). This study installed jute matting in Loch Libo in Renfrewshire, to assess its effectiveness in controlling E. canadensis.
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