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Local water chestnut invasion a beatable threat

July 31, 2014
Times Observer

Water chestnut is creeping into Warren County, but it can be beaten. This exotic invader was intentionally brought into this country as an ornamental aquatic plant by one of America's most honored educational institutions in the 19th Century. More recently it has become a fast spreading pest that threatens to crowd out many native aquatic plants and animals. But unlike some of the other invasive plants that are crowding out native plants, water chestnut can be controlled and maybe even beaten.

 
 

 

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