Resources

At Aquatic Weed Wizards, we’re born and bred fishermen, hunters, and outdoorsmen. We’re dedicated to preserving the natural ecosystems we live and play in, and we take the conservation of our water and wetlands very seriously. We aim to control aquatic vegetation, not just kill it off. Below you’ll find a series of resources that explains why and how we control aquatic weeds and why our approach is better for the lakes and ponds we love. 

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Property Values Increase When Waterfronts are Clean "Water Quality Affects Property Prices: A Case Study of Selected Maine Lakes"

A study of Maine waterfronts that translates to lakes all around the country and shows that controlling aquatic weeds “…significantly affects property prices… These implicit prices, when aggregated for an entire lake, equate to millions of dollars in improved property prices per lake.”

Scientific Studies on Herbicides and Fish Populations "The Use of Herbicides to Control Hydrilla and the Effects on Young Largemouth Bass..."

In this Journal of Aquatic Plant Management article titled, “The Use of Herbicides to Control Hydrilla and the Effects on Young Largemouth Bass Population Characteristics and Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Seminole, Georgia”, Michael Maceina and Jeffery Slipke examine the impacts of fluridone and dipotassium salt of endothall on population characteristics of juvenile largemouth bass in small coves (<10ha) in Lake Seminole. Maceina and Slipke’s research found that not only did application of herbicide reduce total SAV coverage in the coves, but it also had either neutral or positive impacts on young largemouth bass in fish health and population. 

Pro Bass Angler Weighs in on Aquatic Nuisance Species Michael Neal Joins the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency in the Fight to Stop the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species

Chattanoogan article on Pro Bass Angler Michael Neal’s efforts to bring attention to the problems that Aquatic Nuisance Species cause in Tennessee’s waterways and the importance of control. “Neal travels with the FLW tour and fishes throughout Tennessee and the U.S. Having fished his entire life, he’s seen the effects of ANS and hopes to bring attention to the issue”. 

The Tennessee Valley Authority Manages Invasive Species A Video Highlighting What Invasive Aquatic Plant Species Are and How the TVA Aims to Manage Them

Dr. Brett Hartis, TVA Aquatric Plant Management Specialist, takes reporters from the Knoxville News Sentinel around Watts Bar Reservoir to identify and plan to manage invasive plant species like Hydrilla and Eurasian Watermilfoil.