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Florida to temporarily halt aquatic plant herbicide treatments

Posted: 5:28 PM, Jan 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-25 10:51:24Z
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the state will temporarily halt treatments to curb invasive aquatic plants.

The state uses herbicides to control the plants because it believes it is more cost effective than mechanical harvesters.

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FWC decided to interrupt the program beginning Jan. 28 to get input from the public.

The state says invasive plants cause flooding problems, displace native plants and affect recreational use of our waterways,

The public can share their comments about spraying by emailing: invasiveplants@myfwc.com.