Summary of Harvesting
Cut, collect, and remove plants.
Mode of action
Moderately effective; symptoms may remain; nutrients
and organic matter removed.
Weeks to months.
Occasional algal blooms.
High initial equipment costs.
Operator, storage, and maintenance costs may be high.
Costs can be estimated through computer simulation
Could not manage infestation over large area
machines were available. Poor
applicability in some southern waters with dense,
rapidly growing infestations of exotic plants.
Excellent for coves, marinas, and beach areas.
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