The invasive New Zealand Pigmyweed exposed after partial drainage of Grand Canal section

New Zealand Pigmyweed (Crassula helmsii) is an aggressive alien invasive weed that was introduced to Ireland as an ornamental species for use in the horticulture trade. It can grow submerged in up to 2 m water depth but is also capable of growing out of water.
It can grow luxuriantly when it is introduced to suitable [...]

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Shireen on November 28th, 2011

 
 
Photo: L-R: Ms Anna McClintock (EU), Dr Joe Caffrey (IFI), Mr Neil Wilkie (Astrale), Ms Ioana Cazan (EU), Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe (NPWS)
On the 11th October 2011, the CAISIE team had the pleasure of hosting Mr Neil Wilkie (Astrale, LIFE+Monitoring Expert), Ms Ioana Cazan and Ms Anna McClintock (European Commission).
The visit commenced with presentations and discussions at [...]

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Two officials from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Northern Ireland (DCAL; Peter Lynch and Jack McIlheron) recently visited Lough Corrib to inspect the mechanical cutting and harvesting boats used by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the EU Life+ CAISIE project to control the invasive curly-leaved waterweed Lagarosiphon major in the lake.  The weed [...]

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