Floating pennywort: Excavation of banks
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Excavation of banks using a sod-cutter or ‘turf-cutter’ is a potential mechanism for removing invasive aquatic plants. An attempt to eradicate a different invasive species called New Zealand pigmyweed Crassula helmsii using a sod cutter to excavate the plants from the banks was reported to be partially successful (Clarke 2009).
Clarke S. (2009) A summary of three different approaches to the treatment of non-native invasive species Crassula helmsii at protected sites. Abstracts and Proceedings of the 41st Robson Meeting, 17-18 February 2009, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK, 14-17.