Aquatic plants continue to create problems associated with navigation, flood control, agriculture, irrigation and drainage, values of lands, conservation of wildlife and fisheries, and water resource supply. While much research is being done to find more effective and economic control measures, there is now a great need to apply known facts to achieve a measure of control by the means available. It is the purpose of this volume to provide a scientifically documented treatise of the known facts as they apply to the control of aquatic weeds in river basins and their allied waterways with particular emphasis on alligator weed and water hyacinth.

part 1|48 pages

Environmental Survey and Assessment

chapter 1|2 pages


chapter 2|5 pages

Ecology of Aquatic Weed Control*

chapter 5|14 pages

Environmental Problems of Large Dams*

part 2|32 pages

River Basin Survey and Assessment

chapter 6|10 pages

The Lower Mekong River Basin*

chapter 7|8 pages

River Basin Studies in the Philippines*

chapter 8|10 pages

Established Irrigation Schemes in India*

part 3|43 pages

Research for Control of Alligator Weed

chapter 9|3 pages

Introduction to Alligator Weed*

chapter 10|5 pages

Chemical Laboratory Studies*

chapter 11|5 pages

Botanical Laboratory Studies*

chapter 12|9 pages

Field Research on Control Methods*

chapter 13|6 pages

Biological Control Program*

chapter 14|4 pages

Integrated Control Program*

part 4|74 pages

Research for Control of Water Hyacinth

chapter 16|7 pages

Introduction to Water Hyacinth*

chapter 17|5 pages

The Effects of Water Quality*

chapter 18|7 pages

Mechanical Methods of Control*

chapter 19|3 pages

Program of Chemical Control*

chapter 20|3 pages

Residue Studies in Small Ponds*

chapter 21|7 pages

Residue Studies In Slow-Moving Water*

chapter 22|3 pages

Residues of 2,4-D in Crops

chapter 23|4 pages

Metabolism Studies of 2,4-D in Fish*

chapter 24|4 pages

Research on Insect Enemies*

chapter 25|6 pages

Research on Host Specificity*

chapter 26|7 pages

Control with Plant Pathogens*

chapter 27|5 pages

Environmental Impacts*