Chemical control of filamentous green algae
AuthorsL. S. Jordan
B. E. Day
R. T. Hendrixson
Authors AffiliationsL. S. Jordan was Assistant Plant Physiologist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of California Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station, Riverside; B. E. Day was Associate Plant Physiologist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of California Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station, Riverside; R. T. Hendrixson was Laboratory Technician IV, Department of Horticultural Science, University of California Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station, Riverside.
Hilgardia 32(9):433-441. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v32n09p433. May 1962.
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Algae are often a serious problem in the management of water for agricultural, domestic and recreational purposes. Little information is available concerning the use of herbicides for control of algae.
Several herbicides were tested as potential algaecides in this study. Data are presented comparing their effectiveness.
Acrolein, diuron, copper sulfate and 2-amino-3-chloro-l,4-naphthoquinone were found to be effective, under proper conditions, for the control of Cladophora. Some of the difficulties involved in evaluating potential algaecides are discussed.
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