Parrot’s feather: Use of salt
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Salt has traditionally been used as a non-selective herbicide for controlling problematic aquatic weeds and the addition of salt has been suggested as a potential control method for parrot’s feather (Hussner et al. 2017). However, parrot’s feather appear to have some resistance to salt stress and may even colonize brackish water (Thouvenot et al, 2012).
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.
Thouvenot L., Haury J., & Thiébaut G. (2012) Responses of two invasive macrophyte species to salt. Hydrobiologia, 686, 213-223.