Biological Problem and Solution Instructor Course University/college Date Biological Control of Water Hyacinth Water hyacinth also called Eichhornia crassipes is the most widespread and the most difficult aquatic weed to control in the entire tropical world. The plant has various environmental impacts that affect the normal activities of humankind such as fishing rowing and interfering with water contents hence affecting the general utilization of the water bodies. The weeds have very dense leaves that clog water outlets consequently affecting the hydro-electric generation and irrigation canals. Water hyacinth has been proven feeding in the plant but instead produce a chemical that affects the leaves of hyacinths by blocking the pores this result in the inability to excrete water leading to hemolysis instead bursting of the plant cell followed by the death of the plant. Hence the integrated control system is an efficient biological control of water hyacinth. Works cited Cordo H.A. New Agents for Biological Control of Water Hyacinth. Buenos Aires 2007 Jayanth K.P. Successful Biological Control of Water Hyacinth by Neochetina eichnorniae. Tropical Pest Management. 34(3) 13 November 2008: 263-266 [...]
think of a serious problem in the world, and start to think about how plant biology can help. Please be creative and think critically. explains the problem and how plant biology can help. Answers will be graded on creativity, appropriateness, and quality of writing. Please use peer reviewed sources to describe the problem and your proposed solution.