Water hyacinth (eichhornia crassipes) productivity and harvesting studies

  title={Water hyacinth (eichhornia crassipes) productivity and harvesting studies},
  author={B. C. Wolverton and Rebecca C. Mcdonald},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Water hyacinth growth rates were monitored from May through October in two sewage lagoons with different nutrient loading rates. The lagoon receiving the heaviest load sustained the highest average growth rates throughout the summer. The lightly loaded lagoon averaged a 29% increase in weight per week over the six month period with the highest growth rate occuring during June with an average weekly weight gain of 71%. The heavily loaded lagoon sustained an average growth rate of 46% per week… CONTINUE READING
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