[permaculture] Water Hyacinth

John Schinnerer eco_living at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 15 02:56:43 EDT 2002


> > Don't recommend introducing water hyacinth - can completely
> overtake the
> > surface and difficult to eradicate - floating water plants are
> rampant
> > and difficult to control -

I have seen an aquaculture setup (at Malu 'Aina, malu-aina.org) in
Hawai'i where catfish in the tanks eat the hyacinth roots and thereby
manage/control them for the most part.  Rest of hyacinth excess is used
as mulch/fertilizer on citrus trees and so on.

John Schinnerer, MA
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