admin on March 29th, 2011

What is you name?
Lagarosiphon major.
That’s a long name do you have a common name?
Curly leaved waterweed
Where do you live?
I like freshwater lakes, canals, slow flowing rivers and streams.
Where do you come from?
I come from Southern Africa, but I am now invasive to mainland Europe, the UK and Ireland.
How did you get here?
I was brought into [...]

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Press Release March 16th, 2011.
Non–native aquatic invasive species are now an unwelcome feature in many sections of the Grand Canal and Barrow navigation. The abundant growth of some of the invasive plant species can fill the water channel and make conditions difficult for navigation, angling and other water-based pursuits. The aquatic weed control methods operated by [...]

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admin on March 14th, 2011

MARINE NOTICE
No. 21 of 2011
Continuation of Jute Matting Trials
Grand Canal and Barrow Navigation
Waterways Ireland wish to advise all masters and users of craft on
the Grand Canal and Barrow Navigation that a series of trials which commenced in November 2010 are to be continued into the 2011 boating season.
The trials involve the use of jute matting [...]

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A power-point presentation on Novel Approaches to Controlling Invasive Species in Ireland, recently given at the Robson Meeting is now available online to download as a pdf.
Novel Approaches to Controlling Invasive Species in Ireland [.pdf, 4MB]

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