The role of eutrophication in the biological control of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in South Africa

  title={The role of eutrophication in the biological control of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in South Africa},
  author={Julie Angela Coetzee and Martin Patrick Hill},
South Africa has some of the most eutrophic aquatic systems in the world, as a result of the adoption of an unnecessarily high 1 mg l−1 phosphorus (P) standard for all water treatment works in the 1970 s. The floating aquatic macrophyte, water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms (Pontederiaceae)), has taken advantage of these nutrient rich systems, becoming highly invasive and damaging. Despite the implementation of a biological control programme in South Africa, water hyacinth remains… 

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