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  Re: Fw: Plant pest.
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.12.06 at 11:54:16(5762)
>Julius:

I am sorry for your loss. However, I think you should send some of this
pest to the USDA to see if your pest might be a possible cure for the
vegetation clogged canals of South Florida. Maybe your pesky bug is
already part of an experiment by the South Florida Water Management
District to test the efficacy of using such a predator on the nuisance
weeds in the waterways. You never know. <

Dear Denis,

JUST heard from a Miami friend, he says that is WAS in fact introduced by
the USDA to control water hyacynth, but I did not know they would or would
be allowed to release a pest on the enviroment with such a broad range of
tastes! The little bastard eats all the plants, even climbing down
underwater to eat leaves off some a few inches down! My friend says that
the top-water plants are being controlled, but without cover the algae and
slime algae take over, so they are trying Chinese grass carp on these NEW
pests!
Do you know if the USDA has a web-page??
Did the little self header Philo. w/ cordate leaves make it???
Thanks,

Julius

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