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Recent Topics Posters

Blair, Charles E. [1].

Invasive Aquatic Weeds; Implications for Mosquito Control .

Charles E Blair, MD*, Trustee, Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County (MVMDSBC) and active member of Cal-IPC & CNPS , Lompoc, Ca. blairce@verizon.net Healthy natural wetlands ARE FAR LESS LIKELY to be breeding areas for disease-carrying mosquitoes than degraded ones. Degradation of these bodies of water by invasive aquatic weeds and other influences can result in their being potential habitat for mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile Virus, encephalitis, and other diseases. Control of these invasive plants can be an important part of the Integrated Weed/Pest Management efforts of both Weed Management Areas and Mosquito and Vector Control Agencies. Adverse effects of Water Hyacinth, Eichhnorina crassipes, hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata, Water Evening-primrose, Ludwigia spp, Smooth Cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, and other species on water quality and facilitating mosquito breeding will be shown along with the importance of healthy vernal pools. Presentations on the importance of S. alterniflora In San Francisco Bay were made at recent statewide Cal-IPC and Mosquito and Vector Control Conferences. Demonstration of these relationships can enhance both agency and public awareness of their importance.


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Mosquito and Vector Mananement District of Santa Barbara Countt
Southern California Vector Control Einvironmental Taskforce
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California Invasive Plant Council


1 - California Native Plant Society, 176 Alcor Ave., Lompoc, Ca, 93436, USA

Keywords:
Invasive plants
mosquito control
aquatic.

Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Session: P2
Location: Event Tent/Cliff Lodge
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: P2RT018
Abstract ID:1214


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