Parrot’s feather: Dye application
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Dye treatments work by absorbing light that penetrates through water, and reducing the photosynthetic capacity of submerged plants (Hussner et al. 2017). However, undesirable side effects have been reported for some Myriophyllum species following the use of dyes to control problematic epiphytes, leading to healthier and bigger Myriophyllum plants (Hussner et al. 2017). For studies covering the use of lightproof barriers to inhibit growth see ‘Use of lightproof barriers’.
Hussner A., Stiers I., Verhofstad M.J.J.M., Bakker E.S., Grutters B.M.C., Haury J., van Valkenburg J.L.C.H., Brundu G., Newman J., Clayton J.S. & Anderson L.W.J. (2017) Management and control methods of invasive alien freshwater aquatic plants: A review. Aquatic Botany, 136, 112-137.