Posts Tagged ‘invasive

10
Sep
15

Invasive: Asian Stink Bug

Asian Stink Bug Harmful to Crops

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24
Apr
15

Declaring War: Spanish Bluebells

Spanish Bluebells: Invasive, maniacal, beautiful….these pesky plants will take over in short order. I have declared war on this plant. I am not sure where it came from, but in three short years it is popping up everywhere. Beauty and color aside…their time is numbered (I think).

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12
Mar
15

cattails….

cattails in the lake
birds perch and sing atop tails
invasive beauty

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22
Nov
14

Ivy & Envy

“Ivies are jealous; when they see beauty things, they try to cover them up, but the result is that, that beauty becomes even more beautiful!”     Mehmet Murat ildan

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01
Aug
14

Invasive and Cuddly…Kind of

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26
Jul
14

Invading My Space: Rugosa Rose

I came upon this small, rough looking rose a few years back. It was being sold at a fund raising event for the Zimmerman Heritage House (a pioneer property east of Portland). The rose was a start from the Rugosa Rose, which was planted on the property. ‘Cool’, I thought. I want a piece of gardening history from this interesting pioneer farm. 

For several years, the rose bloomed and the rose stayed contained; nice and tidy. It stood in a section of the back yard, against a fence, staying tucked away and less showy than the hybrids. Well, as if insulted by my neglect, the Rugosa Rose has exploded with shoots coming forth from the ground and now the rose is a good four times as wide and twice as high! A rose bush has become a rose BUSH! It has plenty of room to spread. I have never had a rose grow like this and in researching the Rugosa Rose, I read that it is ‘invasive’ in regions of Asia and Europe along coastal areas. I can tell this would be a tough one to contain.

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25
Jul
12

Tilapia, the Invasive Choice

 

Michael Rupert Hayes, Hyco Reservoir, N.C.

The Issue
     "There are some serious trade-offs in aqualculture, evident in
the case of tilapia, one of a handful of fish breeds that are seen
as being the future of freshwater aquaculture.  The species is
highly carnivorous and its continued large-scale introduction could
contribute to the extinction of less aggressive, indigenous fish
throughout the world.  As aquaculturists recognize this and
research universities and institutes like the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research are experimenting with better
techniques and hybrids, development agencies such as USAID and the
World Bank continue to push for the spread of tilapia throughout
the world.  Tilapia is now being farmed in more than 85 countries. 
A lack of international and industry-wide regulation, coupled with
real food needs and implementing agencies' relative lack of concern
over species loss could mean that the destructive fish wins out in
a perhaps unnecessary trade-off between environmental, economical,
and food concerns." (more)

Well now, you can see that the U.S. has nothing to worry about the invasive nature of Tilapia in our waters. That’s their problem right?

Of course, those ever important and intrusive U.S. agencies, many have so much faith in, have been ever diligent to balance the habitat vs. entrepreneurial opportunities when it comes to Tilapia rearing. So fish farming of Tilapia is here in some degree. Where will those rearing ponds be in relation to waterways? The effort to farm Tilapia has been around in the U.S. for a good 15 years or more. On the Invasive Species List


 




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