Azolla is an aquatic weed which can spread rapidly and choke dams and stock water troughs. It can reproduce asexually and under ideal conditions can double in size (area of water covered) in less than two weeks.

It thrives where surface water dams  collect nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorous from run off or stock access. The dispersable, grey clay soils of the Strzelecki  ranges  seem to suit the growth of azolla as the nutrients are carried into surface water storage dams on the soil particles, especially the clay. This project attempted to control the growth of azolla through two treatment activities.

We held a field day on December 1st 2017, to showcase the results of the treatments.

The azolla control project will be written up as a case study.  This will be published here when available.  In the interim the field day notes are available for download as a PDF file.

Download the field day notes here

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South Gippsland Landcare Network has a (limited) supply of suitable plants that we can provide to our active volunteer Landcare Groups/individuals of Groups. To help us assess the interest and assign these resources fairly, please email SGLN Project Officer Andrea Clifford, : andrea@sgln.net.au and request an expression of Interest form.

Expressions of interest close on 5.00pm 25th June 2020

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