Infestations of Aquatic Weeds in Africa

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  1. Couldn’t help but to take interest in your article. I work for Jenson Technologies who makes a water weed cutter and removal system for rivers, lakes and ponds. We’ve been looking into assisting the people of Africa with their aquatic weed infestation (most noticeably the water hyacinth on the Zambia river system). The owner, Annamarie Gervais, is from South Africa and is very interested in the recycling of removed plant matter into a viable product. I believe they are already using the weeds as a base for mushroom growing and fire briquets and in Vermont there is a farm that uses Eurasian milfoil in an anaerobic digester to in turn power the farm from methane. Definitely drop us a line as we think there is a solution out there that won’t break the bank and will rescue Africa from the grip of these invaders.

  2. Sammy says:

    Interesting article.

    Bryan, thanks for the tips on unwanted lake weeds. do you have more tips? Would really appereciate it 🙂 Thanks in advance.

  3. Sure do. We have a list of links and resources here on our website or you can just give me a call between 9-5 CST at 512 393 5073. We also know some people that know quite a bit about the habits of Typha. Eat the rhizomes and lateral stems in the spring and the pollen can be collected and used as a flour supplement. I’ve heard that the buds can be eaten like corn on the cob!

  4. obinna okwuosa ben says:

    I was very glad when i come across your article.But i am much interested in typha australis which happen to take over an area in sokoto state nigeria where we have fish pond.The pond is now fighting to have water due to effect of this weed.How can it be removed without hurting the fish and of what positive use can we convert it to pls.

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